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Peter and Joyce Shaw celebrate their platinum wedding anniversary
9:41am Tuesday 17th September 2013 in News
PETER and Joyce Shaw yesterday received a card from the Queen as they celebrated a remarkable 70 years of marriage.
The couple, who met on a blind date on Valentine’s Day in Harrogate in 1943 and married six months later, said they have enjoyed a “wonderful” 70 years of marriage which they said have “gone too fast”.
Peter, now 92, served with the Royal Signals during the Second World War and was at Dunkirk and the Normandy Landings. He later became a founding member of the Dunkirk Veterans’ Association.
He became a policeman after leaving the Army in 1947 and Joyce, now 89, worked at the railway booking office in Harrogate and as a secretary for an auctioneers.
The couple moved to Tadcaster in the 1950s.
The great-grandparents, who had one son, Peter Graham, and have two granddaughters and one great-grandchild, celebrated their platinum wedding with their family last week and yesterday went out for a meal with friends to the White Swan in Church Fenton.
They said the secret to a happy marriage is tolerance and sticking by the person you fall in love with.
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