COLNE Bridge couple Marjorie and Peter Eland have celebrated their golden wedding.

They met at the Huddersfield Easter fair on Canker Lane and married on March 29 in 1958 at Huddersfield Register Office.

Mrs Eland, 68, lived at Fitzwilliam Street and Mr Eland, 69, was from Dalton.

After they married, the couple, pictured now and on their wedding day, moved to Moldgreen, then after five years moved to Almondbury. They moved to their current home in Colne Bridge 25 years ago.

Mr Eland worked in coal mines around Huddersfield for six years before completing two years’ National Service in Northern Ireland. He then spent 37 years in the building trade.

Mrs Eland worked part-time as a shop assistant while bringing up the couple’s son and two daughters, then worked as a home carer for Kirklees Council for 17 years.

The couple are now both retired and have four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Mrs Eland is a keen walker and Mr Eland is a keen gardener and well-known face in Colne Bridge, travelling around the area in a cart pulled by his horse Henry.

The Elands celebrated their anniversary with a party for family and friends at the Royal and Ancient pub in Colne Bridge.

Instead of gifts, they asked for donations to Kirkwood Hospice and raised £170.