Golden days: Carved their niche in history

It was a momentous decision for George Day, the man who brought 28,000 new jobs to Portsmouth, to take a half day off from delivering chalk to marry the love of his life, Dorothy.

Monday, 3rd July 2017, 7:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:34 am
Mr and Mrs Day studying the list of the 40 citizens and friends who subscribed for the 19th century engraved goblet they received for their golden wedding anniversary. (7602-1)

Mr and Mrs Day celebrated their golden wedding with a dinner for about 250 friends at Clarence Pier Pavilion.

The couple started a family business before eventually becoming lord mayor and lady mayoress of Portsmouth for two years.

Frank Miles said: ‘It was the most successful partnership in the fullest sense.

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‘They carved their niche into the history of this city in both their public and private life.’

The couple were presented with a crystal inscribed goblet on behalf of 40 of their friends and citizens of Portsmouth.