Golden celebrations for loving husband and wife

Golden wedding couple Patsy and David Moyers.
Golden wedding couple Patsy and David Moyers.

A golden couple are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in a party with friends and family.

Patsy and David Moyers, of Grosvenor Street, Elland, married in April 1964 at St Malachy’s Church, Ovenden, before moving to Brighouse, where they lived for many years.

They had three children - Paul, 49, Adrian, 48, and Heidi, 42 - 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

The couple ran Anvil Fisheries, Huddersfield Road, Elland.

They enjoy rock and roll dancing together after Patsy taught her husband the moves seven years ago.

Mrs Moyers, 69, said the secret to married life is laughter. “We’ve been really lucky to find each other. You only get one chance at life so you’ve got to make it good,” she said.

Mr Moyers, 72, said the couple enjoy doing things together but also have separate hobbies. “We enjoy dancing together but then we like to do our own thing as well,” he said.

Offering some advice to newlyweds, he said: “Don’t give up so soon - the benefits of married life get better with the years.”.

The couple had planned to mark their anniversary with a Caribbean cruise but, after Mrs Moyers was diagnosed with cancer this year, the couple opted for a holiday in Llandudno, where they enjoyed an anniversary waltz at the County Hotel. They had a celebration with friends at the Travellers Rest, Elland.