Golden couple mark 50 years

Pam and Colin Noble celebrate their Golden Wedding.
Pam and Colin Noble celebrate their Golden Wedding.

A couple celebrating their golden wedding anniversary say they’ve been soul-mates throughout their 50-year marriage.

Colin and Pam Noble were married on September 19, 1964 at St Mark’s Church in Siddal and had four days in Blackpool for their honeymoon.

They have three children, Allan, Dale and Deborah and four grand-children, Pete, Callum, Jamie and Lucy.

Pam, 69, is originally from Illingworth and Colin, 70, grew up in Siddal.

Pam said: “We met at a scooter club at the Coach and Horses in Boothtown.

“It was Colin’s hobby - I’d just gone along with a friend of mine. It was love at first sight.

“It’s been a happy marriage. We’ve been soul-mates and done everything together.

“Colin was involved with football a lot so I got involved with him, otherwise I would have been a football widow!

“We ran a junior football team in West Vale for six years then moved on to open age football.

“We haven’t had a lot of problems, we’ve always got on very well. Doing things together has helped us get through.”

The couple will celebrate their anniversary with a special meal at the Imperial Crown Hotel in Halifax on Sunday.

Pam added: “I was racking my brain thinking of where we could go to celebrate and suddenly thought of the Imperial Crown, which is where we had our wedding reception.

“We’ll be having a meal with all our closest family.”