Diamond couple mark 60 years

Happy couple: Eric and Mavis wed in January 1955 and celebrated 60 years of marriage this week.
Happy couple: Eric and Mavis wed in January 1955 and celebrated 60 years of marriage this week.
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A Tingley couple are celebrating as they reach their diamond wedding anniversary this week.

Eric and Mavis Fisk are marking the occasion by spending time with their family and taking in some West End Theatre.

Eric and Mavis cemented their relationship with a dance at Morley Town Hall in the early 1950s having first spotted one another on the bus on the way to work. They then married on January 22 1955 at St Mary’s Parish Church in Woodkirk.

Remembering the day itself, 80 year-old Mavis said: “We had a nice do and we had about 100 people there. We had a double decker bus to take everyone from the church which was a bit unheard of in those days, but we went back in the car!”

The couple have two sons, six grandchildren and a great-grandson, which they describe as the “highlights” of their 60 year marriage.

Eric, 83, who his wife calls the “competitive one in the family” played rugby and cricket for Morley, even turning out for the Yorkshire Second XI at one time.

And the couple continue to keep themselves busy, walking around local beauty spots, while Eric has swapped his cricket pads for some golf clubs.

And the secret to a successful marriage according to the one time groom? “Tolerance mainly!We’ve had our ups and downs as every married couple does but we just keep going.”

Mavis added: “We’ve had a decent life. You just look back and think to yourself ‘Where’s it all gone?’”