WHEN Trevor and Judy Oldfield met in Osborne Park, they were eight years old, and never imagined they would be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary many years later.
The pair attended Osborne Park Primary School together, at a time when the suburb was mainly bushland, market gardens and plank roads.
They married in 1951 at the Osborne Park Methodist Church, when they were 19, and held the reception at the Main Street RSL Hall.
“We really enjoyed living in the area,” Mr Oldfield said.
“There wasn’t much around, it was completely different to how it is now. Main Street only had two small shops.”
Mr Oldfield played for the Osborne Park Football Club for many years and the couple always enjoyed a party.
“We never missed an Ozzy Park show,” she said.
“I never thought we would end up together when we met in school. I only used to go over because he had six sisters and I thought it was just marvellous to be around such a big family because I only had one sister.”
The couple later relocated to Doubleview for 30 years and now live in Innaloo.
Mr Oldfield said he was unsure of the secret to a long marriage.
“The time goes that quick, you don’t realise. I’m not sure there is a secret, but we were lucky to have a lovely family,” he said.
The couple will celebrate their anniversary on November 10 with their four children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.