A MELTHAM couple have celebrated their golden wedding.
Lewis and Stella Earnshaw commemorated 50 years of marriage at the Sands House, Crosland Moor, with friends and family on Saturday.
Mr Earnshaw, 72, met Stella, originally from Aberdeen, in 1958 through his grandfather who was a friend of her uncle.
Mrs Earnshaw, 69, came to live in the Huddersfield area to be nearer her uncle, who lived locally, after her father died.
The couple wed at St Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham, on February 28 1959.
Lewis, a retired plumber and electrician and Stella, a retired telephonist for then gas engineers Peabody Holmes, have two sons and two granddaughters.
The pair enjoy holidays together and eating out.
Mr Earnshaw, who went to Crosland Moor and Honley Grammar schools, said: “We like each other – I know that sounds daft but if you like each other you get closer over the years.
“I don’t think either of us wanted to bother with anybody else!
“Our families have always stuck together. I can’t say we’ve not argued but we do get on well”.