En­gaged within six weeks, David and Iso­bel have been to­gether 60 years

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AF­TER meet­ing at a dance in 1957, David Mor­ton and Iso­bel

Jones didn’t hang about.

They were en­gaged within six weeks and mar­ried a year later!

Now they’re cel­e­brat­ing 60 years to­gether.

Iso­bel grew up in Mid­mill and David was a Lochee lad whose first job was as a telegram boy.

Iso­bel started her work­ing life as a school clerkess while David was called up for the RAF and was a disp­satch rider sta­tioned at Guter­sloh in Ger­many for two years.

They first met at the JM Ball­room and there was an in­stant at­trac­tion.

“She just couldn’t wait to get her hands on my money,” laughed David, now 85.

They were mar­ried in Mains of Fin­try Parish Church, with a re­cep­tion at the Craig­tay Ho­tel — or Hun­gry Mary’s as it was known.

Their first flat was in Hill Street — “cold wa­ter and an out­side toi­let,” re­called Iso­bel, 82.

Today they live in Charleston.

Iso­bel is well re­mem­bered as a P7 teacher at Hill­side Pri­mary School for 23 years while David spent an amaz­ing 44 years with the Post Of­fice.

The cou­ple have two daugh­ters, Linda and Su­san, and are hugely proud of grand­son Adam, who is cur­rently at univer­sity.

So what’s the se­cret of their happy marriage?

“Have the ‘me’ things and then have the things you do as a cou­ple,” said Iso­bel.

Sound ad­vice!

Their di­a­mond an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions are to be held shortly at the Queen’s Ho­tel.


David and Iso­bel on their wed­ding day.

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