Happy cou­ple cel­e­brate sixty years of mar­riage

Di­a­mond wed­ding day

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

A Cam­bus­lang hus­band and wife proved to be a di­a­mond cou­ple when they cel­e­brated their 60th wed­ding an­niver­sary this month.

Ge­orge and Moira Dun­can, both 83, were mar­ried at Flem­ing­ton Par­ish Church, now Flem­ing­tonHall­side Par­ish Church by Rev An­drew Sil­lars on June 12, 1956.

Putting that into con­text, just days ear­lier a rock’n’roll singer named Elvis Pres­ley had shocked Amer­ica with his hip-swing­ing per­for­mance of Hound Dog on The Mil­ton Berle Show.

To mark their di­a­mond an­niver­sary, the pair were vis­ited by South La­nark­shire Provost Eileen Lo­gan and Deputy Lieu­tenant Janet Low.

They then en­joyed a cel­e­bra­tion with fam­ily and friends at the Avon­bridge Ho­tel on Sun­day.

The pair met when Moira lived with her par­ents and sis­ter Ish­bel at 56 Deans Av­enue in Half­way.

At the time Ge­orge lived at 122 Main Street, Cam­bus­lang with his par­ents.

Af­ter their wed­ding the happy cou­ple moved to 28 Bank Street, Cam­bus­lang.

In 1963 they moved to Mauk­in­fauld Road, Toll­cross, Glas­gow but re­turned to Half­way in 1978.

Ge­orge was a butcher and worked all his life for McLean’s Butch­ers in Cam­bus­lang.

He was well known in Half­way, New­ton and West­burn for many years as he drove a butcher’s van around the area be­fore even­tu­ally mov­ing to the shop in Main Street, Cam­bus­lang, un­til it closed and he moved to their freezer cen­tre in Toll­cross un­til he re­tired in 1996.

Moira was a florist, ini­tially work­ing in her fa­ther’s shop in Green­lees Road, then Mary Fox’s in Glas­gow City Cen­tre and fi­nally in the Flower Shop in Mother­well un­til she re­tired.

The cou­ple have two sons, Ken­neth and Gra­ham, and five grand­chil­dren – Me­gan, Colin, An­gela, Clare and Lucy.

Great­est day The cou­ple on their wed­ding day Many happy years Ge­orge and Moira Dun­can with Coun­cil­lor Wal­ter Bro­gan, Provost Eileen Lo­gan and Deputy Lieu­tenant Janet Low

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