Search

70-year marriage celebrated

PUBLISHED: 16:14 25 February 2010 | UPDATED: 16:51 30 June 2010

Harry and Hilda Sturman from Martham, who celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary last week

Harry and Hilda Sturman from Martham, who celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary last week

THEY have been the love of each other's lives and last Friday, Harry and Hilda Sturman celebrated 70 years as husband and wife.

Friends and family including great-great grandchild, 20-month old Dylan Page, joined the couple for their platinum anniversary party at Martham village hall.

THEY have been the love of each other's lives and last Friday, Harry and Hilda Sturman celebrated 70 years as husband and wife.

Friends and family including great-great grandchild, 20-month old Dylan Page, joined the couple for their platinum anniversary party at Martham village hall.

To add to the occasion the very next day, son Norman celebrated his 58th birthday, Dylan's father Craig was 27 and Harry 91!

A congratulations card was sent from the Queen to add to the one the couple had received for their diamond wedding anniversary.

Married on February 19, 1940 at Bradwell parish church, Harry and Hilda, 89, were part of the same group of friends in Gorleston.

At the time of their wedding Harry was serving as a technician with the RAF while his wife was working at Johnsons oilskin factory in Great Yarmouth.

The couple have five children: Rita, Russell, Norman and Rosalind - another daughter Sandra sadly died from cancer eight years ago.

While Hilda looked after the family, Harry spent most of his working life maintaining the boilers at the old power station on South Denes. They moved from Gorleston to their present home in Martham 33 years ago and have 14 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

A member of the Martham Over 60s Club, Hilda enjoys knitting while Harry likes to pass the time reading and solving puzzles.

Reflecting on the secret of a successful marriage Hilda said: “We live day to day, keep ourselves to ourselves and always led normal lives. I remember liking Harry the first time I saw him, he was 21 the day after our wedding so it was quite a celebration.”

Other News

Yesterday, 19:16

When the first ever recorded twin seal pups were born at Horsey three years ago it sent ripples of excitement across the globe.

Yesterday, 17:42

Lead has been stolen from the roof of a church in the Great Yarmouth Borough.

Yesterday, 17:21

Happy Birthday Prince Charles! Residents in Great Yarmouth wished the Prince of Wales a very happy 70th birthday at a special tea party held at the town hall on Wednesday afternoon.

Yesterday, 15:21

A fundraising tractor run which took 50 farm vehicles on a tour of east Norfolk towns and villages has hauled in £1,582 for two regional charities.

Most Read

Yesterday, 12:29

Police are appealing for help to trace a woman following a theft in Great Yarmouth.

Read more
Tue, 13:10

The man who was killed in a fatal stabbing in Great Yarmouth has been named.

Read more
Norwich Magistrates Court
Yesterday, 12:20

Residents in Great Yarmouth will be able to enjoy having their favourite fast food orders delivered right to their doorstep thanks to a new delivery service.

Read more
Norwich
Yesterday, 14:51

Homes are going up on a pub’s garden as it looks for ways to thrive.

Read more
Mon, 11:17

A man remains in hospital with serious injuries after his car crashed into a telephone pole and tree before landing in a ditch.

Read more
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 9°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Great Yarmouth Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy