Platinum Sheffield couple celebrate with family

Barbara and HAL Craine, of Colley Rd,Parson Cross,who celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary  June 6th
Barbara and HAL Craine, of Colley Rd,Parson Cross,who celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary June 6th

THEIR eyes met across a crowded dance floor.

And pretty soon afterwards they fell head of heels - and we’re not taking about a complicated dance routine here.

Barbara Hardy and Hal Craine first met at a dance held at St Patrick’s Catholic Club, Sheffield Lane Top in November.

Their relationship blossomed, they became engaged and were married on June 6, at St Thomas’ Church in Wincobank, 70 years ago.

Hal, a steel worker with English Steels and Barbara an office clerk at Shardlow’s had three children, all girls, Joy, Jill and Shirley.

The girls went on to present their mum and dad with four grandchildren, Paul, Alan, Adelle and Jennie.

They in turn have presented them with their first great grandchild, Kacii who is now aged four.

Barbara and Hal’s family say music has always played a large part in their life.

Hal was a well known organ player of his time on the Sheffield club circuit, played with some of club land’s best known performers including the late great Marti Caine.

And all through their life they have loved to dance, though Hal, now aged 94 and Barbara, 88, prefer to watch other people dance especially on the telly.

The couple, who now live in Colley Road, Parson Cross, celebrated their Platinum Wedding Anniversary with a party at home with family and friends.