Diamond delight for Penicuik couple

Diamond wedding of Robert and Jean McGuire
Diamond wedding of Robert and Jean McGuire

Jean Baird first saw her husband-to-be Robert McGuire when he was singing “A Beggar in Love” at a competition in Musselburgh Town Hall.

The couple – who now live in Penicuik – were later introduced at the dancing at Wallyford Miners’ Club.

Jean, who hailed from Craigmillar, and Robert, from Prestonpans, were married in Edinburgh on April 3, 1954.

The couple set up home in Prestonpans as Robert worked as a miner at Prestonlinks Colliery.

They moved to Penicuik in 1962 when Robert moved to Bilston Glen Colliery.

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