A HOLIDAY romance turned into 50 years of marriage for a Stocksmoor couple.

Peter and Audrey Grealy, of Fulstone Road, celebrated their golden wedding on April 3.

They met in the early 1950s at a dance while both were holidaying on the island of Jersey.

Mr Grealy, now 80, had been in the RAF since 1941 and was a squadron leader and navigator from Blackheath in Kent.

Mrs Grealy, now 81, was from Bristol and worked for the BBC in London as a secretary.

She had been with the BBC during the Second World War.

The couple married in London, then moved all over the UK and lived in the USA between 1956 and 1959, because of Mr Grealy's job in the armed forces.

When he left the RAF in 1972, the couple settled in Grimsby, where Mr Grealy worked as a chief administrative officer at Grimsby College of Technology.

After Mr Grealy retired, he and his wife moved to Stocksmoor in 1996 to be nearer their two daughters.

The couple celebrated with a champagne reception and a meal.

Mrs Grealy wrote a poem especially for the couple's anniversary. She is an experienced poet and had a book of verses about pilots and the war published several years ago.