A PAIR of sweethearts who danced the night away when they met at Pontefract Town Hall in 1947 are celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary today.
Wilfred and Marjory Cadman, of Eastbourne Close in Pontefract, were married on July 28 1951 at the town’s All Saints’ Church.
Mr Cadman, 85, said: “To make it last you have to really think something about each other. We met at a dance in the town hall and I fancied her straight away.
“I’d seen her a few times before I finally got to dance with her. She was wearing a blue frock and was a bit of a wallflower back then.
“We danced the quickstep on the first night we met to the same band that played at our wedding reception at Willow Park Club.”
Mrs Cadman, 83, said: “We have had a happy marriage and really enjoyed ourselves, that’s the secret to it.”
“But I don’t believe those people who don’t fall out because it is part of married life.”
Mr Cadman worked as a miner at the former Prince of Wales Colliery in Pontefract and his wife worked at the town’s box works.
The couple have two daughters, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Daughter Christine Lomax, 58, said: “The secret to their marriage is simply loving one another.
“They also always loved to go to Benidorm on holiday but now have to stay a little closer to home.”