A Rowley Regis couple who were school sweethearts have celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.

Roy and Patricia-Ann Horton of Regis Heath Road, met 53 years ago at school where they were in the same class together.

They began courting at 15 and have been together ever since.

The couple married at Dudley Registry office but couldn't go away on honeymoon as Roy was sent to Malaysia in the Army one week later, leaving his new bride at home.

These days they enjoy going away on holiday together.

The happy couple plan to celebrate the milestone with a service at their church followed by a party with their friends and family including their two sons and three grandchildren.

Roy and Patricia-Ann, now both aged 68, agree the secret of a happy marriage is to be honest and faithful and to always make up after an argument. (100721M)