Happy couple celebrate sixty years of marriage
Diamond wedding day
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