60 years of wedded bliss for blind date couple

Frank and Margery Nuttall on their wedding day.
Frank and Margery Nuttall on their wedding day.
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A DIAMOND couple who danced into each other’s arms after being set up on a blind date have just celebrated 60 years of wedded bliss.

And to mark the happy occasion the groom was reunited with his best man – after more than 40 years.

Margery Nuttall(80) and her husband Frank Nuttall(83) at their Intake home.

Margery Nuttall(80) and her husband Frank Nuttall(83) at their Intake home.

Frank Nuttall, aged 83, and his wife Margery, 80, went on a blind date after Frank’s sister Betty took a photograph of him in his Army uniform into work to show Margery.

Margery, who worked with Betty at surgical instrument manufacturer Ellis & Paramore, liked what she saw and agreed to meet him for a date.

The pair met at Glossop Road Baths, which was used as a dance hall at weekends. Just 12 months later they were engaged and in 1951 they married at Holy Trinity Church in Nursery Street, Sheffield.

Frank spent two-and-a-half years on national service and later worked for British Steel.

The couple, from Carpenter Croft, Intake, went on to have three children, a son Robert, 58, and daughters Lynne Otley, 39 and Susan White, 50.

To mark the anniversary the family had a party.

Lynne said: “We had a family meal and then we organised a surprise for dad.

“We took him over to Chester to see his best man Albert Shore, who he hadn’t seen for more than 40 years.

“There were lots of tears and we had a lovely day reminiscing.”