A COUPLE who met at a ball in the old St Patrick's Church Hall in Huddersfield have celebrated 60 years of marriage.
Maurice and Lilian Murphy marked their diamond wedding with a party for family and friends.
Relatives travelled from America, Ireland and across Britain.
The couple, of The Paddock, Kirkheaton, were married at St Patrick's. They are pictured now and on their wedding day.
Mr Murphy, 84, took over the family fish and chip business when his parents, Richard and Louise Murphy, died.
He ran businesses in Castlegate in the town centre, Hall Cross Road, Lowerhouses, and Percy Street, Fartown.
During that time was treasurer of the Huddersfield Fishfryers' Association.
He then worked for the old Huddersfield Corporation as a conductor on trolleybuses and petrol buses in the Golcar and Scapegoat Hill areas.
Mr Murphy ended his working life at Holset Engineering, where he was a fettler for 20 years.
He also sang in the choir at St Patrick's Church, played rugby league with St Joseph's and football with the 25th West Riding Home Guard.
The couple have six children - two boys and four girls - and 17 grandchildren.
Mrs Murphy, 80, is a member of the Huddersfield Union of Catholic Mothers.
She worked in the offices at David Brown's Park Works before having her family.