A COUPLE who met as students have celebrated their golden wedding.
George and Patricia Thompson, who live at Derwent Drive, Dalton, met at Huddersfield Technical College where he was an apprentice painter and decorator and she was studying drama and window dressing.
The couple married at Almondbury Methodist Church and lived in Almondbury before moving to Cow Heys, Dalton. They have lived at their present address for 36 years.
Mr Thompson, who spent two years' National Service with the Royal Signals, worked for the estates and properties department of the former Huddersfield Borough Council.
Later, he worked for building company Austin Hall at Leeds Road and was involved in constructing pre-fab buildings for the Ministry of Defence in locations including Saudi Arabia and Cyprus.
He spent the last 16 years of his career working for the estate and properties section at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.
Mrs Thompson worked in the drapery department at Alfred Kaye's in King Street, Huddersfield.
She also made wedding dresses, bridesmaid's dresses and costumes for dancing schools. She was a keen dancer herself.
The couple have two sons Stephen and Michael, two daughters Susan and Emma and five grandchildren.
Mr and Mrs Thompson, who are both 69, celebrated their golden wedding with a family party.