Sheffield couple Barry and Jean’s 60 years of marriage

Jean and Barry Seymour are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. Picture: Andrew Roe
Jean and Barry Seymour are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. Picture: Andrew Roe
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A Sheffield couple who met at a Saturday night dance in City Hall have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

Barry and Jean Seymour celebrated their diamond wedding with a party at Silver Lodge Care Home.

More than 30 friends and family members attended the special celebration, including Barry’s cousin, David Seymour, a former presenter on BBC Look North.

Barry, now aged 83, was originally from Firth Park and Jean, now 85, from Shiregreen.

Barry was an engineer and Jean worked for Sheffield City Council as a book binder. The pair met at City Hall at a time when Barry was completing his National Service.

The couple had one son, professional golfer Christopher Seymour, who was sadly killed in a tragic accident in Sri Lanka when he was 27.

Barry said: “We often get asked what the secret to a long and happy marriage is and to be honest, there isn’t one!

“We have spent many happy years together and it was great to celebrate our 60 years of marriage. We would like to say a big thank you to the home for organising the lovely cake and celebration and thank you to all our friends and family who made our day extra special.”

Jayne Vickers, Manager of Silver Lodge, said: “It was fantastic to be part of Barry and Jean’s special day and lovely to see how happy they were surrounded by their family and friends.

“All our residents enjoyed a toast to the happy couple and we’d like to say a big congratulations to Barry and Jean.”

Silver Lodge Care Home is part of Akari Care and provides residential care for up to 32 elderly residents, some of whom need dementia care.