A DANCE led to a diamond romance for Bernard and Amy Hampshire, who have celebrated 60 years of marriage
The couple, formerly of Heatherfield Crescent, Marsh, and now of The Mortons home in Laund Road, Salendine Nook, met at a dance in Slaithwaite.
They met when Mr Hampshire, 79, was in the Royal Engineers at a barracks in No 3 Mill. The dance was at the barracks.
The couple were married at Linthwaite Parish Church.
Mrs Hampshire, 81, was a mender at Mallinson's mill.
During the Second World War Mr Hampshire served in Germany, France, Belgium and Holland. He stayed in the Army until 1954.
He later became a joiner and estimator for Heywood Williams in Huddersfield and later for Ruberoid patent glazing firm in Brighouse.
They ran Broad Oak Bowling Club for 18 months in the 1960s.
The couple had four children, one deceased. They have five grandchildren.
They are members of the Apostolic Church, Edgerton. They celebrated their anniversary with a party at The Mortons.