A LOWERHOUSES couple are celebrating 60 years of marriage.
John Tracey, 83, and his wife Phyllis, 82, met under the mistletoe at a Christmas party in 1938.
They married at Christ Church, Woodhouse, in 1943 and have lived in Lowerhouses for the past 55 years.
Mr Tracey served his apprenticeship at engineering firm WC Holmes in Turnbridge before joining Huddersfield gasworks in 1947 as a draughtsman and becoming a site engineer in 1967.
He retired as building trades officer for the north-east in 1983.
Mr Tracey is a founding member of Huddersfield Hospital Radio and for many years commentated on Town matches. He is a former Football League linesman and Football Association referee examiner.
Mrs Tracey served as a munitions worker during the war. She also worked as a turner at various Huddersfield engineering firms, including David Brown and Holset.
She also worked as a silver service waitress until the mid-1980s. She is a member of Huddersfield University of the Third Age and Huddersfield OWLS. The couple have two sons and a daughter.