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Bradford couple's diamond celebration
“Always trying to agree with one another” is the key to a successful marriage, according to Dennis and Sally Flatt, who have celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary.
The couple, aged 84 and 82 respectively, tied the knot 60 years ago at St Mary’s Church in Laisterdyke, Bradford.
They celebrated with a gathering of family and friends at the Mill View care home on Bolton Lane, where Sally, who suffers from dementia, has been a resident for the last three years.
The couple, who never had children, met at what was the New Victoria Ballroom, now the site of the Odeon in Bradford city centre.
Mrs Flatt worked for 33 years as a warper at W J Whitehead’s Laisterdyke mill, and Mr Flatt enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a photographer at the Telegraph & Argus, spending 47 years at the paper, 17 of those as chief photographer until his retirement in 1991.
“She always took an interest in my work, which helped a lot,” said Mr Flatt. “She didn’t moan when I used to get woken up with phone calls in the middle of the night.
“She is, and always has been, a very understanding lady.”