Diamond day for Mayfield couple

MAYFIELD: Salisbury View, Mayfield - diamond wedding couple Robert and Grace Moffatt
MAYFIELD: Salisbury View, Mayfield - diamond wedding couple Robert and Grace Moffatt

MAYFIELD couple Robert and Grace Moffatt will have a diamond day next week, when they celebrate 60 years together.

The couple were married on August 2, 195,2 at Stoneyburn Parish Church in West Lothian, and a family party is being held on Saturday at the Masonic Lodge in Newtongrange.

The couple were introduced to each other through Grace’s friend, who was also Robert’s cousin. They tied the knot within a year, and Grace was only 18 when they walked down the aisle. The happy couple spent their honeymoon in Fife.

Shortly after, Robert went to Singapore and Hong Kong with the RAF on National Service. He returned two years later and worked on the coal face at the Lady Victoria pit in Newtongrange.

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