A couple who met as teenagers in the cinema celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary.
Stuart said his friend had recognised Dorothy and her friend from school and went to sit next to them.
They arranged to meet the next week in “the square in Huddersfield”, but while Stuart went to St George’s Square, Dorothy waited in Market Place.
After half an hour they both thought they’d been stood up and went to catch the bus home when they bumped into one another.
“It was a pure coincidence”, said Stuart, 84. “If we hadn’t bumped into each other that would have been the end of it. I’m very glad we did.”
The couple celebrated their 60th anniversary with a meal at the Blacksmith Arms in Kirkheaton with their children Paul and Valerie-Ann, and grandchildren Stephanie and Emma.
Stuart is a retired tool maker who previously worked for Brook Motors and David Brown Tractors, while Dorothy, 81, was a cotton doubler at Farrar’s Mill in Waterloo.
The couple are also heavily involved with Kirklees Senior Citizens, with Stuart the former treasurer, and will be celebrating their milestone later this week as honorary guests at an event.
Stuart added: “It has been a wonderful day and we are so glad to celebrate with friends and family.”