A COUPLE who couldn’t celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary quite the way they would’ve wanted finally got the chance to see family again at the next one.

Violet and Clarence Richardson married on May 19, 1945.

The couple met at the Savoy Cinema in Lundwood, where they both worked as projectionists.

They were married at Barnsley’s registry office, Violet aged 20 and Clarence aged 18.

Clarence, 94, later worked at Butterfield and Massies and Darton Council, while Violet, 96, was a cleaner at Carlton and Smithies Ex-Servicemen’s Club.

Due to the lockdown last year, the couple didn’t receive their customary card from the Queen, and nor could they invite family in to celebrate - aside from daughter Jan Dawson, who visited her parents in their front garden on Wingfield Road, Athersley South.

But Jan said family members were able to spend time with Violet and Clarence in the comfort of their home for the big day on Wednesday.