Mexborough and Swinton Times December 10, 1937
Mr. and Mrs. Barlow and Family.
With the exception of the little girl wearing a sailor blouse, standing next to her father, and who is now dead, all the members of the above group taken over 33 years ago met together again last week, when Mr. and Mrs. James Barlow, of New Street, Darfield, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.
The picture includes Mr. and Mrs. Barlow with their baby, John Barlow, on Mrs. Barlow’s knee. “Baby” John is now 33 and resides with his family in Edward Street. On the back row is Mrs. Rogers, of New Street, aged 49, and Mrs. A. Bircher, of Hoyland, aged 46. Standing between his father and mother is Mr. James Barlow (now aged 42), who lives at South View, Darfield.
The lady on the left is Mrs. Emma Nickling of Chesterfield, Mrs. Barlow’s sister, who acted as bridesmaid to them fifty years ago, and came over from Chesterfield last week to celebrate the golden wedding anniversary. Next to her is Annie Barlow (deceased), and in front is Mrs. Hilda West of New Street, Darfield, now 37. Mrs. West and Mrs. Bircher both have twin daughters of their own.
Mr. James and Mrs. Hannah Barlow are both 78 years of age and have lived at New Street, Darfield, over half a century. They were married at Shelford Parish Church, Nottingham, by the Rev. E. Morse, who is still Vicar there, although nearly 80 years old. To all and sundry at New Street, Mrs. Barlow is known as “Grannie” Barlow, and is in constant demand when poultices want applying, children’s legs want bandaging, and for all classes of nursing. Recently she has had to take things more quietly as her health is not what it was. She has never seen a cinema show in her life and has no desire to do so. Mr. Barlow commenced working in a coal mine when he was nine, and knocked off when he was 67. He enjoys nothing more than a pipe and a wireless programme.
The anniversary of their wedding was a time of much rejoicing, and lasted two days. On the first day they entertained all their sons and daughters, and the second day all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Many New Street residents also looked in to wish them luck.