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Colne couple wed when England won the 1966 World Cup

Joyce and Frank on their 25th Wedding anniversary

Published by Alice Sofield at 3:35pm 11th July 2018

Colne's Joyce and Frank Turner married on the same day England won the World Cup final in 1966.

On Saturday 30th July, in 1966, England striker Geoff Hurst scored a hat trick to help the team beat West Germany 4-2 in London, at the World Cup final. 

Colne's Joyce and Frank Turner were celebrating the victory on their wedding day! Not only that, but it was also the groom's 30th birthday. 

Frank sadly passed away 26 years ago, but 2BR met up with Joyce, who told us what it was like when England were finally crowned World Cup champions:

"I'm confident this year, it was a young team who won it in 1966, like they are now."

 

 

The newly-weds were still routing for an England win in the tournament run-up, regardless of whether the date of the final would clash with their wedding day. 

Everyone at the wedding was into football, including Frank. They had the football on a TV at the wedding venue. 

Joyce's daughter Karen also spoke to 2BR:

"It's her claim to fame, England winning the World Cup on her wedding day. She loves telling people.

"This is the nearest England have been in years. She likes to tell people 'I got married on the only day England have won the World Cup."

 

	 Joyce and Frank on their 25th Wedding anniversary

Joyce and Frank on their 25th Wedding Anniversary

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