Rotherham care home couple celebrate 65 years of marriage


ROTHERHAM couple John and Jessie Senior have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.


Now living at Broadacres Care Home, on Naylor Street, Rawmarsh, the pair have been together more than 70 years.


They first met at a dance in Sheffield on 5th April 1947 and later married at St Paul’s Church in Arbourthorne, which has since been demolished.


Unlike the church, John and Jessie’s marriage is still standing strong, more than 65 years after they tied the knot.


Fellow residents, staff and friends at Broadacres Care Home helped commemorate the occasion with flowers, a personalised card, tea and cakes.


Jessie said: “We didn’t want a fuss so it was nice to share cakes and tea with friends. It was a lovely day.”


Both John and Jessie grew up in Sheffield. John ran his own haulage business, J H Senior Haulage, while Jessie worked at a printing firm for more than ten years.


After giving birth to their only child, daughter Sharon, Jessie became a full-time mum before eventually returning to work and spending 20 years as a shop assistant at a grocery store.


John and Jessie moved to Rotherham in 1982 and eventually into the care home in 2016, aged 86 and 89 respectively.


As well as daughter Sharon, they also have two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.


Helen Walker, home manager at Broadacres Care Home, said: “You couldn’t find a lovelier couple. John and Jessie are absolutely devoted to each other and it was the least we could do to help them celebrate such an amazing milestone.”


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