We worked and stayed together... for 70 years

Wedded bliss: George and Betty Cliff on their wedding day.
Wedded bliss: George and Betty Cliff on their wedding day.
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wartime sweethearts George and Betty Cliff prove a couple who work together can stay together.

The 90-year-olds celebrated their 70th year of marriage - their platinum anniversary - with a family party at their home in Aston, near Rotherham.

Wedded bliss: George and Betty Cliff.   picture: Chris Lawton

Wedded bliss: George and Betty Cliff. picture: Chris Lawton

Hillsborough-born George and Betty, of Attercliffe, Sheffield, met during the dark days of the Second World War and tied the knot in 1941.

Mr Cliff served as an engineer in the RAF and went to France five days after D-Day, battling his way through Belgium and Holland.

When he returned to Betty in Sheffield they set up a joinery and hardware business G Cliff on Staniforth Road in Darnall. The firm thrived and they ran the family business together for decades.

Now they have seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren to keep them busy.

Son-in-law Jim Gale, who lives with his wife Sue in a house next to the couple, said the couple were ‘full of stories’ about their life in South Yorkshire.

He said: “The whole family is very proud of them and the fact that they have been married for so long.”