OPPOSITES always attract, so the saying goes.
And the cliché is true for Frank and Isabel Smith, of Almondbury, who have just celebrated their diamond wedding.
While Frank, 85, loves tracing his family and following Huddersfield Giants, Isabel, 81, contents herself with cookery, gardening and the Women’s Institute.
Frank met Isabel, a former draughtswoman for David Brown Engineering, in 1945 while retired engineer and former furniture firm owner Frank was on leave from the RAF.
The couple wed at St John’s Church Lepton two years later. They are pictured now and on their wedding day.
They have a daughter Lesley Anderson, 58, a physiotherapist who lives with partner Ron Rees in the High Peak area of Derbyshire.
The family plan to celebrate together when Mr Smith comes out of St James Hospital, Leeds, following surgery.
Ms Anderson said: “The family want to thank the high dependency unit at St James Hospital for caring for my father”.
Mrs Smith says: “Patience and fortitude is what’s kept us tog-ether. I wouldn’t say we have much in common. I think it’s a case of opposites attracting because we get along fine.”