A COUPLE who are still working into their 70s are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary.
Hard-working Dennis and Carole Digman,of Linthwaite, both have part-time jobs.
Dennis, 75, is a driver and pall bearer for Huddersfield Funeral Home while Carole, 70, is an office cleaner at Cummins Turbo Technologies in Huddersfield.
Dennis, a former bus and lorry driver, said: “I wouldn’t know what to do if I stopped work.”
The couple, who have three children, five grandchildren and a great-grandson, celebrated 50 years of marriage on Saturday.
They will have a party with family and friends at Elland Working Men’s Club.
Dennis was a 20-year-old serving soldier when he met Carole, who was almost 16. She was working at Mitre Sports in Huddersfield with her father at the time.
“Carole was a bonny lass and she liked the look of my uniform,” said Dennis.
“We went on a date to the Easter fair down Leeds Road and hit it off straightaway.”
The couple met in 1958 and married at St James’ Church in Rawthorpe five years later.
Dennis had been stationed in Germany but came out of the army after three years’ service.
The couple, whose children are Deborah, 45, Alison, 43, and Jason, 39, lived in Lockwood and Meltham before moving to Linthwaite.
They have five grandchildren Karey, 23, Georgina, 15, Rhys, 12, Charlie, 11, and Conner, eight. Karey has a son Zayn aged four.
Dennis, who fondly calls his wife Dusty because her maiden name was Rhodes, said: “We are soulmates.
“We have our ups and downs like everyone does. Any couple who says they don’t are telling stories.”