A chance meeting led to 50 golden years

Eileen and Colin Morrison
Eileen and Colin Morrison

A chance meeeting in a Halifax nightspot led to five golden decades of marriage for one couple.

Eileen and Colin Morrison wed 50 years ago, but their love story began in the Boar’s Head pub, Halifax, in 1963.

Colin, now 72, had gone out with his friend in the town and as soon as he set eyes on Eileen, now 69, he knew she was the woman for him.

“I thought she was beautiful and I asked her out. For our first date we went to the pictures at the Regal Cinema in Halifax,” Colin said.

The couple courted for 18 months before tying the knot on March 27, 1965, at the Halifax Register Office.

They then settled in Elland where their family soon grew as they welcomed their three children Anita, Deborah and Steven into the world.

Now, the devoted pair have four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren as well as two step grandchildren.

When asked for their tips for a long-lasting marriage, the pair said: “We’ve had our ups and downs, but we’ve been happy.

“We’ve always been true to one another and had a nice, clean living life.”

Eileen and Colin will celebrate the milestone date with a party for friends and family at Akroydon Bowling Club and will jet off to sunny Benidorm, Spain.