Golden Wedding

June 1965

South Yorkshire Times June 12, 1965

Golden Wedding

Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Drury of 16, Tickhill Street, Denaby Main, will celebrate their Golden Wedding this week-end.

They were married at Mexborough Parish Church. Before her marriage Mrs. Drury was Miss Connie Earnshaw, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Earnshaw of Old Denaby, where Mrs. Drury lived until her marriage.

They lived for a time in Old Denaby after marriage and then went to Mexborough for a time, but nearly 50 years ago moved to Denaby Main and have occupied their present house for about 42 years. Mr. Drury was for may years a surface worker at Cadeby Colliery and was later transferred to Denaby Main Colliery where he retired.

They had one son and one daughter, but their son died at the Fullerton hospital following an illness at the age of 22. Ther daughter is Mrs. T. Wilson of 5, Locksley Avenue, Conisbrough, and at their house on Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Wilson are providing a family gathering to mark the event. Mr. and Mrs. Drury have two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and on Sunday it is expected that four generations will attend.

South Yorkshire Times June 19, 1965

In a reference in our last issue to the Golden Wedding of Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Drury, of 16, Tickhill Street, Denaby Main, writes our Denaby correspondent, I stated that Mr. Drury retired from Denaby Main Colliery. In fact he was at one time employed at Denaby Colliery, but was transferred to Cadeby Colliery and from there he retired.

Mr. Drury is 69 and Mrs. Drury 68, and their Golden Wedding party was held on Sunday at the home of their daughter and son-in-law Mr. and Mrs. T. Wilson of 5, Locksley Avenue, Conisbrough.

At the party were four generations including Mrs. Drury, her daughter Mrs. T. Wilson, grand-daughter Mrs. Slater, and great-grandchild five-years-old Julie slater. About 20 members of the family and friends attended and Mr. and Mrs. Drury received may cards, gifts and flowers. Mr. and Mrs. Drury wish to thank their daughter and son-in-law for a wonderful golden wedding anniversary party, and family, friends and neighbours for lovely cards and gifts received.