Cou­ple’s love is steel strong

An­niver­sary joy for Jean and Alan

East Kilbride News - - CLUBS NEWS - Colin Pater­son

A Strathaven cou­ple whose re­la­tion­ship was forged in steel have cel­e­brated their di­a­mond wed­ding an­niver­sary.

Jean and Alan Find­lay met when they both worked at the United Steel Com­pa­nies plant in the north­ern English town of Rother­ham.

Alan’s heart may not have been smelted – but it cer­tainly melted as love blos­somed.

The pair have since traded South York­shire for South La­nark­shire, set­tling in Strathaven.

Alan was the sixth el­dest in a fam­ily of eight while Jean was the older of two sis­ters.

The cou­ple went on to have a fam­ily of their own with two chil­dren, four grand­chil­dren and a great-grand­daugh­ter able to help them cel­e­brate their 60 years of mar­riage.

They have set­tled well in the lo­cal com­mu­nity with Jean en­joy­ing dress­mak­ing and bak­ing while Alan is still a mem­ber of Strathaven Probus Club.

Two spe­cial vis­i­tors popped in on the big day to add their con­grat­u­la­tions.

South La­nark­shire Provost Ian McAl­lan brought the happy cou­ple a scroll, card, whisky and flow­ers to mark the oc­ca­sion and Deputy Lieu­tenant for La­nark­shire Mar­garet Mor­ton pre­sented them with a card sent from Buck­ing­ham Palace by the Queen.

Spe­cial oc­ca­sion Alan and Jean Find­lay with Provost Ian McAl­lan and Deputy Lieu­tenant Mar­garet Mor­ton

Happy mem­o­riesThe cou­ple, who moved to Strathaven from York­shire, on their wed­ding day

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