AN 'EASY-GOING' couple who met through their love of dance have celebrated 60 years of marriage.
Alf and Grace Sadd, of West Drayton celebrated their Diamond Wedding anniversary with their three children at Q Vardis restaurant in Old Mill Lane, Cowley, last Thursday.
Mr Sadd, 83, of Sipson Road, met his wife at a dance hall in Streatham in 1946, shortly after leaving the navy, and they married two years later.
He said: "We were both tall and when you are tall it's a bit of a job dancing with someone who is 5ft when you are 6ft 3ins. We were not expert dancers but we were both pretty good.
"We didn't have too much money in our pockets but we started going everywhere together."
After their honeymoon in Holland they moved to Hounslow and then to Great Benty in West Drayton 43 years ago before moving to Sipson Road.
Mr Sadd was an engineer at Heathrow Airport for 35 years, before retiring when he was 59. Mrs Sadd worked as a ground hostess
Mrs Sadd, 82, moved into Franklin House care home in The Green, West Drayton, three years ago, after developing dementia.
Mr Sadd said: "She misses everyone and asks me why she can't come home, but I have a job looking after myself. It's not a nice feeling, but you can't do anything else these days.
"When I visit her she says: 'let's go down the pub', but she only has a glass of sherry. All she wants to do is get out of the door. We take her out at the weekend for lunch at The Red Lion pub in Iver. We've been going there for a long time.
"We are very easy-going people and never had ups and downs - it's not worth climbing up the wall about something"
Mr and Mrs Sadd have three children, Graham, Christine, and Paul and five grandchildren.