Mayfield duo’s diamond day

MAYFIELD: Diamond Wedding celebration of William & Catherine Farrow, 1 Ash Grove.

MAYFIELD: Diamond Wedding celebration of William & Catherine Farrow, 1 Ash Grove.

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A CHANCE meeting at an Ayrshire dance led to romance for a Mayfield couple.

Sixty years later, William and Catherine Farrow are celebrating a long and happy marriage.

Catherine, from Newtongrange, had gone to visit her sister in Cumnock when she bumped into William, an Ayrshire lad living in Ochiltree.

He said: “Well, I saw Catherine and that was it. She was 18 and I was 22. I spent quite a lot of time travelling through to Newtongrange after that.”

Their long-distance courtship lasted four years and they were married in the Church of Christ, Newtongrange, on March 21, 1952.

William said: “And it was the first day of spring.”]

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