TWO brothers who tied the knot to their sweethearts a week apart 50 years ago have celebrated their golden weddings.

Glyn and Yvonne Hobbs married on March 2, 1963 with Glynn’s brother Anthony Hobbs tying the knot with Maureen on just days later, on March 9.

Retired bricklayer Glyn, aged 68 and Yvonne, 69, met at the civic hall dance rooms in Old Hill and were only together a week before Glyn proposed - going on to have three children.

They enjoy holidays to Spain and have six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Glyn has recently recovered from cancer with the couple, of Springfield Road, Halesowen, looking forward to seeing their granddaughter Jenna Waterhouse tie the knot in Mexico later this year.

Daughter Paula Hobbs, aged 48, said: “I don’t know how they put up with one another - but it’s love.

“They have their ups and downs, but they could never live without each other - they are like two halves of the same person.”

Anthony, aged 73, and Maureen, aged 74, of Highfield Crescent, Blackheath, have one daughter and three grandchildren.

The couple met at Belgrave Engineering in Halesowen where they both worked, Anthony as a manager.

They share a love of dancing with daughter Marie Hobbs, aged 38, putting the secret of their marriage down to “contentment.”