A SHEEPRIDGE couple have celebrated their golden wedding.
Joseph and Noreen Fitzpatrick, pictured for their anniversary and on their wedding day, met at a dance in 1958.
They were engaged two months later and were married on April 4 the following year at Huddersfield register office.
A few months later the couple married again in front of a large gathering of family and friends at St Joseph’s Church in Aspley.
When they were wed, Joseph was serving in the Army with the Royal Sussex Regiment.
As a result, the couple went to live in Ireland.
They stayed there for four years before returning to Huddersfield.
They initially lived in Moldgreen before settling in Sheepridge – and they have lived there for 43 years.
After leaving the Army, Joseph worked in a variety of jobs and Noreen worked as a cap spinner in a mill before becoming a full-time mum.
Joseph and Noreen enjoy games of bingo and taking long walks with their dog.
The have nine children, 25 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
They will all be helping Joseph and Noreen celebrate their special anniversary this weekend.
On Saturday, the day of their anniversary, the couple will have a blessing at Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church in Sheepridge.
On the Sunday, the couple will then host a party at Deighton Working Men’s Club.