A COUPLE who met when both were stood up by their dates have just celebrated their golden wedding.
Eric and Cynthia Appleyard, of Berry Brow, married at Huddersfield Registry Office in 1958.
They first met in unusual circumstances six months earlier.
Mr Appleyard, 72, said: “We were both standing on High Street waiting for dates who never turned up. We got chatting and we decided to go out together.”
The couple celebrated their anniversary with a family meal at the Royal and Ancient pub/restaurant at Colne Bridge.
They were joined by daughters Fay, 47, Karen, 45, and Jacqueline, 43. Their eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren were also there.
The couple lived in Honley for 24 years before moving to Leeds and then Bradford. They moved to Berry Brow in 2000.
Mr Appleyard worked for David Brown Tractors in Meltham while his wife, who is 70, was a cook at Honley Junior School.
Asked about the success of their marriage Mr Appleyard joked: “I suppose it’s a little bit of give and take; I give and she takes!”