It was at a dance in the former ANA Hall in View Street that Ian and Shirley Glanville first spoke.
It was the late 1950s and a then-22-year-old Ian asked Shirley, aged 18, to dance from across the room by pointing to himself and her, then twirling his finger to signal his wish for a spin on the floor together.
"She was... a bright young lady and she was attractive, of course," Mr Glanville said.
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Mrs Glanville thought the young man looked to be a "nice fellow, I'll have a dance with him".
That dance marked the beginning of a relationship that has led to 60 years of marriage, a milestone the couple is celebrating on Thursday, October 15.
In the early days of their relationship Mr Glanville would visit Mrs Glanville on his old Hartley bike, laughing that - of course - the route to her house was all uphill.
"But I kept going back and asking for another date and we seemed to hit it off pretty well," he said.
Mrs Glanville said the pair were engaged in April 1959, about 14 months after they met, and married in October the following year.
The wedding was held on a lovely, sunny day at the former Mackenzie Street Methodist Church, with Mrs Glanville's sister Joan and Mr Glanville's friend Pat Griffin making up the bridal party.
The honeymoon was spent in Tasmania, a place the couple loves and has now visited several times.
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In 1962 the couple welcomed their first child, David, who was followed in the following years by Bruce, Karen and Allison.
The children were raised in the Golden Square house the Glanvilles moved into following their marriage - the house they continue to call home.
Like any long relationship, the years have held highs and lows.
"We've has our ups and downs. I defy anyone to say they've had the perfect marriage, but it's about sorting out the problems before they get big," Mr Glanville said.
Some highlights of their years together include their trips to England and Europe, New Zealand, and various parts of Australia.
They also share a common interest in their garden.
Mrs Glanville said the key to a long-lived marriage was "give and take, and we've tried to do that".
"Oh definitely, you've got to understand the other person," Mr Glanville said.
Melbourne's lockdown has meant their three oldest children are unable to celebrate the anniversary with them on the day, but Mr and Mrs Glanville will be joined by Allison and their son-in-law for the special occasion.