Stewart and Ella’s 60 reasons to celebrate
A Cambuslang couple had 60 reasons to celebrate as they marked their diamond wedding anniversary last week.
Stewart (84) and Ella (82) Barr were given a party at Dun craggan Care Home, on Blairbeth Road, where Stewart lives, to mark the momentous occasion.
Stewart was born in Glasgow’s Parkhead and Ella was born in Cambuslang on Miners Row as her father worked as a miner.
Ella attended St Bride’s school in the town.
Stewart worked as a painter and decorator all his days. Ella was a housewife until their second child, Margaret, was seven-years-old. She then worked as a supervisor for BSR, a record making company in East Kilbride.
They were married on August 6, 1955 at Kirkhill Church in Cambuslang.
They had three children, John, Margaret and Stewart and they have four grandchildren.
They lived in Bridgeton before moving to East Kilbride, where Ella still lives.
Stewart moved into Dun craggan Care Home two years ago and enjoys gardening and snooker. Margaret always doted on her grandkids and loves to read.
They both did a fair bit of travelling in their younger days, a far a field as Canada and Australia.
Ella still goes to see Stuart everyday at the care home.
At the party, which was attended by family and friends, they were presented with their telegram from the Queen, much to Ella’s surprise and delight.
Their daughter Margaret told the Reformer: “We’re very glad the care home could have a party.
“It’s such a big occasion that we had to do something to mark it. They love each other very much.”
Celebration Ella and Stewart celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary with family and friends
Wedding day Ella and Stewart were married on August 6, 1955