A Waterloo couple who found love on the tennis courts have celebrated their golden wedding.
Geoff and Pat Durrans first met as members of Longley Tennis Club.
They married at Holy Trinity Church and went to live at Southfield Road where they have remained for 50 years.
Mr Durrans saw active service with the RAF in Cyprus as part of his national service in 1956 and 1957.
He then spent a decade working in printing for the Huddersfield Examiner before training as a junior school teacher to work at schools in Marsden, Newsome and then Bywell Junior School, Dewsbury, from where he retired in 1996 after 15 years.
Mrs Durrans trained as a secretary and spent nine years at David Browns in Lockwood before working as a typist for Huddersfield CID for two years.
She then took a career break to have the couple’s two children before returning as a secretary at Ben Shaws, Birkby, for 26 years until her retirement in 2000.
The couple, who have two children and six grandchildren, have remained keen and active members of Longley Tennis Club.
They are also committee members of Huddersfield Jazz and Mr Durrans is involved with the Newsome Forum.
They celebrated their anniversary with a return to Jersey, where they spent their honeymoon.
They also enjoyed a family party and a celebration at Longley Tennis Club.