Platinum milestone for Arthur and Molly

Arthur and Molly Sharman are pictured with Terry Sharman, Charlotte Thompson, Sandra Murray at Scarborough Hall.
Arthur and Molly Sharman are pictured with Terry Sharman, Charlotte Thompson, Sandra Murray at Scarborough Hall.

A SCARBOROUGH couple have just celebrated a rare milestone – their 70th, or platinum, wedding anniversary.

Arthur and Molly Sharman got married in February 1942, at St Peter’s Church in Bramley in Leeds and had a recent family gathering in Scarborough to celebrate their achievement.

Son-in-law Don Murray said the day went well and the couple enjoyed seeing everyone.

He added: “They were quite chipper all afternoon. It was just a small family gathering.”

The couple received a telegram from the Queen and several members of their extended family attended the celebration at Avery Homes, Scarborough Hall.

Arthur was a long distance lorry driver and served with the RAF during the Second World War.

He was stationed in Coventry during the height of the city’s Blitz and was later posted to Lerwick in the Shetland Islands between 1943 and 1945.

Molly was a seamstress and they met before the war.

They have three chidren, six grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

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