Couple’s love is steel strong
Anniversary joy for Jean and Alan
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