A MAN known simply as ‘Sailor Sid’ to a generation of Barnsley Market shoppers and traders has celebrated 50 years of marriage.

Rodney Ashton says wife Barbara ‘deserves a medal’ for sticking with him for half a century.

Rodney, 70, ran the Sailor Sid Sweets stall on the market from 1986 to 2010.

The couple, of Genn Lane, Ward Green, have two children and two grandchildren.
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