A TAYLOR Hill couple are celebrating their diamond wedding.

Henry and Phyllis Keeling were married on March 31 1945 at St David's Church in Holmbridge.

Phyllis, 81, was from Newsome, and Henry, 83, was from Stocksmoor.

Both were serving in the Armed Forces during the war.

Phyllis was in the Auxiliary Territorial Service for two years, joining in 1944.

Henry was in the RAF for six and a half years, from 1939.

After leaving the Armed Forces, the couple went to live at Taylor Hill.

Henry went to work at David Brown Tractors at Meltham.

He stayed there for 33 years.

Phyllis worked as a mender at Hollingsworth and Woods mill in Lockwood.

The couple have a son and daughter and two grandsons.

They will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family weekend, which will include a visit to the Grand National races at Aintree on April 9.