Linda and Peter Gledhill met as teenage sweethearts at a Meltham youth club and have never looked back.
The couple began going out and within a year wed at Huddersfield Registry Office. On Friday they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary and 50 years of a loving marriage.
Linda joked: “I was a child bride! We met at the youth club when I was 16 and Peter 17. By the time I was 17 and Peter 18 we were married. People said it would never last – but it has and here we are.”
Linda worked initially as a mender while her husband worked for David Brown Tractors.
Later they bought a greengrocers shop before giving that up for Peter to work for David Brown’s at Park Works in Lockwood and Linda worked in a bread shop.
The retired couple have two grown-up daughters, Tracey and Amanda, and four grandchildren, Hollie, Olivia, George and Archie.
They have lived in Netherton for 36 years and have enjoyed some sporting success. Linda has bowled for New Mill and Yorkshire and was given a run out for England. Peter plays golf at Longley Park and has started playing bowls for Broad Oak.
The couple celebrated their achievement with a family meal at The Golden Cock, Farnley Tyas.
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