A MARSDEN couple have celebrated 60 years of marriage.
Bryan and Vera Quarmby were married on March 17, 1951, at Moldgreen Parish Church.
They met through friends, who arranged a blind date for the couple to a fair in Huddersfield.
But their romance was a slow burner and they didn’t start dating properly until meeting up again three months later.
The couple initially lived in Linthwaite before making their home Marsden, where they have lived for 55 years.
Mr Quarmby trained as a painter and decorator for Slaithwaite-based firm Delbert Haigh.
He then worked as a labourer for John Haigh’s iron foundry before working for Longbottom’s foundry in Holmfirth.
He remained there for 20 years before retiring.
Mrs Quarmby spent her career working in textiles, including Joe’s woollen menders in Firth Street and Bailey Anson’s mill in Marsden.
The Marsden Lane couple have a daughter, Christina, and grandson Gregory.
Mr Quarmby is a keen bowler, having played for Lowerhouses and Longley Bowling Clubs while his wife enjoys sewing and spending time with family.
The couple celebrated their anniversary with a lunch as well as a big party with family and friends at Durker Roods Hotel, Meltham.