Golden moment for happy couple

Peter and Sandra Emms of Holbeck Hill who recently celebrated their Golden Wedding. Picture by Dave Kettlewell. 114308'25/10/11
Peter and Sandra Emms of Holbeck Hill who recently celebrated their Golden Wedding. Picture by Dave Kettlewell. 114308'25/10/11
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A GOLDEN Scarborough couple are celebrating 50 years of marriage.

Peter and Sandra Emms, of Holbeck Hill, have just marked their golden wedding anniversary. They meet at Newby County Primary School and were childhood sweethearts.

They married at St Laurence’s Church, in Scalby, and have two sons, Jeremy and Harvey, daughter Elicia, and six grandchildren.

They first met when Mr Emms moved to Newby School from Northstead School and soon became close, enjoying dancing at All Saints’ Church in Falsgrave Road.

Born and bred in Scarborough, Mrs Emms worked in a stock brokers before moving to Scarborough Library, which she said was immensely enjoyable.

A former Daily Sketch Guinea Girl, she used to hand out a guinea to anyone she saw reading the newspaper in the town.

A previous chairman of the Scarborough and District Luncheon Club for three consecutive years, she is also a skilled pianist and performed at the Olympia Ballroom and Arcadia Theatre.

Mr Emms, who grew up in Sydney Street, moved away to work for the Metropolitan Police Cadets after finishing his education before returning to the town to work at Cundalls.

He then embarked on a 50-year career with the Goodalls estate agents group which he thoroughly enjoyed. His wife said people still come up to him now and say ‘you were the man who sold us our house all those years ago!’.

However, he isn’t showing any sings of slowing down and still turns out for Scarborough Rugby Union’s fourth team despite being 71-years-old.

He is also a past president of the Rugby Club, and the Scarborough Old Boys, was chairman of the parents and teachers association at Scarborough College and sat on the board of governors at Scarborough Technical College.

The couple celebrated their anniversary with a Scandinavian cruise, and Mrs Emms said she was thrilled they had reached the milestone.

She said: “We feel very lucky to celebrate our golden anniversary and we have been extremely happy together.

“We have been blessed in that we have such a wonderful family and some lovely friends too.

“We have always been a very close-knit family unit and are proud of that.”