It was love at first sight for this couple who were celebrating their golden wedding anniversary at the weekend.
Malcolm Varley, 70, met Jean, 67, on a bus 52 years ago.
Mrs Varley said: “he saw me on a bus and I saw him. It was love at first sight.”
The pair courted for two years while Mrs Varley worked in an office and Mr Varley worked on a farm, before tying the knot in 1963.
Mrs Varley has since worked at Yorkshire Building Society and University of Leeds before retiring to look after her two grandchildren.
Her husband was manager of Leeds City Council’s Refuse and Waste management service until an accident at work in 1995 which led him to retire.
The couple who live at Crosshouses in Morley have two daughters, Vivienne Varley, 49, and Susan White, 46, as well as their grandchildren, Rebecca and Jonathan.
Mrs Varley said that the secret to a good marriage is to fall in love, meet your soul mate and she added: “It was right from the beginning.”