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Ken Barry, Secretary of the Barnsley Catenians 205 tells us, “If one checked the music charts on 11 April 1966 it was obviously not a good day to marry. Number 1 was the Spencer Davis Group and ‘Somebody Help Me’ whilst number 2 was the Walker Brothers with ‘The Sun Ain’t Going to Shine Anymore’!

However, Peter and Lesley Brannan ignored the omens and married anyway.

It was a good job they did because it meant friends and family enjoyed two special occasions with them on their Golden Wedding Anniversary.

Peter and Lesley Brannan (Copy)Firstly at 10 am Fr Damien Humphries celebrated Mass at Holy Rood Church, when Peter and Lesley received both Papal and Nuptial Blessings as well as renewing their vows.

Then everyone reconvened at Shaw Lane post Barnsley Catenian’s April meeting for a meal and to shower the couple with love and gifts.

Everyone enjoyed a wonderful day led by a wonderful couple. Here’s to the next 50!