Diamond joy for Bonnyrigg Hearts fans

Diamond wedding couple Dave and Ruby Gardner, Dalhousie Place, Bonnyrigg
Diamond wedding couple Dave and Ruby Gardner, Dalhousie Place, Bonnyrigg

A HEARTS-daft couple from Bonnyrigg celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary – almost 65 years since taking their first trip to Tynecastle together.

Season ticket holders Dave (84) and Ruby (80) Gardner, of 53 Dalhousie Place, met while working at the Craigmillar Steam Laundry in Edinburgh.

At 16 years of age, fresh-faced office worker Ruby, from Bonnyrigg, was swept off her feet by colleague Dave, who took up work at the laundry upon his return to the capital after serving two years in the Royal Navy.

As romance blossomed, the couple enjoyed shopping trips and lunch breaks together, and it was not long before Dave had Ruby in his arms – on the dance floor and at the cinema.

Although smitten by Ruby, the other passion in Dave’s life was his beloved Jambos. Competing for her boyfriend’s attention on a Saturday afternoon was a problem for Ruby, and so the sensible thing to do, she decided, was to join him on the terraces!

Read full story in the April 5 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.