I didn't make my England debut until September 1946 and Elsie worked at a Preston steam laundry.' Tom was serving in the forces during World War II and had been granted leave so he could return home to marry his sweetheart.
' In an interview two years ago, Joy's sister, Teddie, then 76, said: 'It was a very informal affair. The important thing is that the love lasts, not the dress.' The couple were married for 36 years until Billy's death from stomach cancer in 1994, aged 70.Sir Tom Finney, 86, was England's top scorer for six years.He ended his international career in 1958 having scored 30 goals.'We lost the aerial of our car and on the way through the crowds one of the bridesmaids lost her shoe!We attended a small luncheon afterwards before driving to Stratford-on-Avon for the shortest honeymoon ever.Billy came on his own on the train to Bournemouth and walked to our house from the station. Tommy Docherty married Agnes on December 27, 1949, in a low-key ceremony at the Sacred Heart Church in Girvan, Scotland.