Hilda and Frank celebrate platinum anniversary and 90 years together in Sheffield

Frank and Hilda Oxley on their wedding day.
Frank and Hilda Oxley on their wedding day.
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Frank and Hilda Oxley have been married for 70 years but they’ve known each other for far longer than that.

Born within a few months of each other, they lived in the same street and went to Attercliffe Council School together.

Hilda and Frank Oxley pictured at the Midhurst Nursing Home, Fox Hill, Sheffield.

Hilda and Frank Oxley pictured at the Midhurst Nursing Home, Fox Hill, Sheffield.

Eventually they fell in love and tied the knot in April 1941 at St Bartholomew’s Church in Carbrook.

Frank, who served in the Far East as a member of the Royal Navy during World Ward Two, and Hilda, nee Daniels, who worked at Davy’s Bakers in Haymarket, have two daughters – Kathleen and Joyce and one grandson Nicholas.

Now resident in Midhurst Nursing Home on Midhurst Road in Fox Hill, Frank, aged 93, and Hilda, 92, celebrated their platinum wedding anniversary by throwing a party where they were joined by family and friends.

They were also delighted to receive a message of congratulations from the Queen.

And the Lord Mayor of Sheffield Coun Alan Law paid them a visit.