A couple who are so inseparable they even shared a workplace are to celebrate 60 years of marriage.
Bernard and Maureen Holden, of Lindadale Avenue, Accrington, plan to mark their Diamond Wedding anniversary with an intimate restaurant meal for two.
The couple have three sons, nine grandchildren and are recently proud great-grandparents.
Bernard started work at 14 and completed two years of National Service in 1952. He later worked at Rothwells while Maureen worked at care homes for the elderly.
The couple ended up working together at Oswaldtwistle School, Maureen as a cleaner and Bernard as site safety manager.
Maureen retired three years ago at the age of 75, and remarkably, Bernard, 82, only retired this year.
Maureen, 78, said: “Bernard didn’t want to retire, he’d still be working today if he could. But now we’re just enjoying ourselves.”
They met in their teens and married on September 24, 1955, having been together for 63 years in total.
Bernard said: “As far as I was concerned that was it, she was the one.”
He said the secret to a long and happy marriage was ‘never have an argument before bed’.