Bonnyrigg couple married in Malta

From the heart of the Mediterranean to the heart of Midlothian, one Bonnyrigg couple have just celebrated their Golden wedding.

Maltese Rita Vella met Edinburgh-born Ian Smith while he was serving in Malta with the RAF.

It was while working as a housekeeper that she was first introduced to her future husband.

During their courtship the couple enjoyed going on walks and to the pictures together. They were married in the famous Church of the Assumption of Our Lady, known as the Mosta Dome, in Mosta on the isle of Malta on November 8, 1964.

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