KIRKHEATON couple Geoff and Brenda Clifford have a double reason to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Not only is it the most romantic day of the year – but it is also their golden wedding anniversary.
The couple married on February 14, 1959 at Lockwood Baptist Church.
They had known each other for sometime before their first date at the pictures.
They got engaged when Mr Clifford was suffering with a broken leg.
Mrs Clifford said their wedding day was cold and she was given a fur cape to wear over her white organza dress to keep warm. She had two friends as bridesmaids.
Family and friends celebrated their big day with a reception at the newly-opened Crosland Moor Scout Hut and their honeymoon was a day trip to Leeds.
Asked what the secret of a happy marriage is, Mrs Clifford said: “A good sense of humour and not being selfish – you have to think of one another first.”
The couple will celebrate their anniversary in Whitby with son Mark and daughter Diane. They also have two grandchildren Natalie, 25, and Ryan, 23.
Mr Clifford worked for Eddisons while Mrs Clifford worked for Calderdale highways department.