WITH reference to the front page article of The Bugle (December 26 edition) about Bert and Mary Barnsley who celebrated their platinum wedding anniversary of 70 years on Christmas Day.
My mother and father in-law, Maud and Eric Bradley, were married in St Mark's Parish Church, Pensnett, on August 2, 1941, which is more than 72 years ago, thus beating the couple mentioned in your article by more than two years.
Also, they were born and have resided in Pensnett all their lives.
They are now both very frail, but still live independently with the help of family and visiting carers.
Alan K Pilkington,