DIAMOND couple Roy and Brenda Cusworth will be spending their 60th Christmas together at the seaside!

The couple married at Hoyland Low Church on December 19, 1953, and spent their honeymoon in Blackpool over the festive period.

To mark six decades together the couple will spend this year's Christmas by the sea in Torquay.

"We met at George's Hall in Barnsley when we were dancing. I saw her from across the room and asked her to dance and the rest is history," said Roy.

"Our honeymoon was cold and windy but we didn't mind."

The couple, both 81, have lived in Hemingfield for most of their married life but now live on Storey's Gate in Wombwell and have two children, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Roy, who went to Wombwell High before a career as a miner in Elsecar, and Brenda who went to Kirk Balk and worked at a factory in Chapeltown, both agree that any arguments they've had have soon been resolved.

Brenda said: "I have a wonderful husband. The little arguments we've had, we've always been able to make up.

"There's never been anything serious."

Roy added: "We've always managed to kiss and make up quickly."