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Screveton couple Stan and Nancy Renshaw celebrate platinum wedding anniversary


By Rachel Armitage


The key to 70 happy years of being together is to let little arguments go, say this Screveton couple.

Stan and Nancy Renshaw celebrated their platinum wedding anniversary on Tuesday, surrounded by their friends and family.

The couple met in the village just after the second world war, while Nancy was working in the Women’s Land Army and Stan was a farmer in nearby Car Colston.

Stan and Nancy Renshaw of Screveton, celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary.. (8394787)
Stan and Nancy Renshaw of Screveton, celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary.. (8394787)

They married at Car Colston’s St Mary’s Church on April 9, 1949, and travelled to Bridlington on the train for their honeymoon before living in Car Colston for six years. They then moved to their home in Screveton, where they have lived ever since.

Stan, 93, worked as a steam boiler engineer for 34 years while Nancy, 92, raised their three sons, Stephen, Geoff and Andrew. They went on to have six grandchildren ­— Adam, Matthew, Sarah, Jessica, Peter and Zoe ­— as well as six great-grandchildren ­— Rory, Gabriel, Emie, Isla, Tilly and Layla.

Stan and Nancy Renshaw of Screveton, celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. .Wedding day photographs.. (8395208)
Stan and Nancy Renshaw of Screveton, celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. .Wedding day photographs.. (8395208)

They enjoyed going on coach trips, visiting many countries including Holland and France, and have also enjoyed visiting family in Canada and New Zealand.

Nancy and Stan both enjoy gardening and tending to their many plants and vegetable patch on their acre of land.

Stan says the key to a long and happy marriage is to not dwell on the little arguments.

“We fall out the same as everybody does, but it’s forgotten by the next day,” he said.

Stan and Nancy received a congratulatory anniversary card from The Queen, and celebrated their anniversary with a party in Car Colston and Screveton Village Hall with 80 of their friends and family.



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