Di­a­mond cou­ple cel­e­brate 60 years

East Kilbride News - - DISTRICTS -

East Kil­bride cou­ple Robert and El­iz­a­beth Conn cel­e­brated 60 years of wed­ded bliss over Christ­mas.

The di­a­mond pair had al­ready been mar­ried for 12 years when they moved to East Kil­bride in 1970, be­fore putting down roots and rais­ing a fam­ily.

Cel­e­brat­ing their an­niver­sary on De­cem­ber 20, the cou­ple both lived in Ud­dingston when they met at the Tro­cadero Dance Hall in Hamil­ton.

At that time Robert was in the Royal Navy and Mar­garet worked at Glas­gow’s fa­mous Tem­ple­ton car­pet factory.

They mar­ried at their local church in 1958 and shortly af­ter Robert was posted over­seas in the crew of HMS Ark Royal.

Af­ter his Naval ser­vice Robert joined Bri­tish Air­ways work­ing at Glas­gow Air­port, mean­while Mar­garet be­gan work as a re­cep­tion­ist at Ali­son Lea Med­i­cal Cen­tre in Calder­wood with both re­main­ing with these employers un­til they re­tired.

Robert who is 81 and Mar­garet, 80, have three daugh­ters – June, El­iz­a­beth and Mar­garet – seven grand­chil­dren and three great grand­chil­dren.

Provost of South La­nark­shire Ian McAl­lan and Deputy Lieu­tenant of La­nark­shire Clare Gal­lagher helped the cou­ple cel­e­brate, left.

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