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Diamond celebration for William and Elizabeth

Elizabeth and William in their garden.

Elizabeth and William in their garden.

A Rosehearty couple have celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary with their family.

William and Elizabeth Findlay marked 60 years of marriage on April 30 and are planning to have a get-together with their family to celebrate the occasion.

The couple met near Pennan and married at New Aberdour Church in 1954.

Speaking to the Fraserburgh Herald, Elizabeth recalled that on the day of the wedding, the car which was due to pick her up broke down but, luckily, she was able to make the journey to the church in a neighbouring farmer’s car.

William and Elizabeth lived at Coburty Farm near Rosehearty before moving into the village in 1960, and they have lived in the same property ever since.

The couple have one son, Gordon, who now lives and works in England as a civil engineer, as well as three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

During her career, Elizabeth worked in a jobs, including in the School Farm Dairy Shop in Rosehearty, while William worked as a lorry driver. The couple also worked at the Cliff View Hotel in the village.

For their anniversary, the couple received a number of cards and gifts from family and friends as well as a card from the Queen.

Commenting, William said: “Being there for eachother and supporting eachother is the secret to a long and happy marriage.”

 

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