DALTON couple John and Joyce Pollard have just celebrated their golden wedding.
Mr Pollard - known as Jack - and his wife were given a surprise party at the Pennine Manor Hotel at Scapegoat Hill by their children.
The Oaklands Drive couple met in 1952 at a dance in the Imperial Ballroom at Nelson, Lancashire.
Mr Pollard, from Nelson, married Mrs Pollard, from nearby Colne, in Nelson a year later.
He was an electrician at the time and she was a hairdresser. Mr Pollard then became an engineer and his work brought them to Huddersfield in 1968.
He worked as an engineer and director at Jarmain's mill in Kirkheaton.
Mrs Pollard taught hairdressing at night schools in Almondbury and Fartown.
The couple have two children, Christopher, 49, who lives in Suffolk and Joanne, 38, who lives at Waterloo.
Mr and Mrs Pollard have three grandsons in Suffolk and a grandson and grand-daughter in Waterloo.