A devoted couple might be celebrating their golden marriage ceremony anniversary this week.

Billy, born in Drumchapel, and Cathie Miller, from Whiteinch, met working in a manufacturing facility within the late Sixties and knew they had been made for one another.

The couple, from Clydebank’s Duntocher, married at Newton Place Church in Partick on June 17, 1972 after which left the reception to board a prepare to Ayr for his or her honeymoon.

Glasgow Times:

After getting married they moved to Duntocher the place Billy labored in Singer’s manufacturing facility till it closed in 1980, earlier than becoming a member of Ariston, later turning into identified within the space for his job as “the washer man”.

Cathie loved a protracted profession on the Royal Financial institution of Scotland in Clydebank, and cherished assembly new individuals.

Shortly after shifting to their house on Farm Highway they’d their late daughter Linda in 1975 and second baby Lorraine was born in 1980.

Lorraine instructed our sister title the Clydebank Submit that as a household they take pleasure in spending high quality time collectively as, to them, household comes first.

She mentioned: “All through my childhood, it was clear that our household was their precedence. Once we went to highschool they at all times needed the most effective for us and tried their hardest to verify we had that.

“They pushed us to be the most effective variations of ourselves and I can say that my very own work ethic got here from them. They’ve been so pleased with my success with Pursuit Advertising and marketing and the awards that I’ve received – reminiscent of Position Mannequin of the Yr on the Nationwide Enterprise Awards in Wembley.

“My sister graduated the College of Glasgow with an honours diploma in psychology and was chosen to go to Philadelphia to obtain the primary UK coaching for Peer Assist Counselling. We each received our drive and ambition from our dad and mom.

“We each knew the significance of affection due to them, and they’re positively ‘couple-goals’! My dad is an outdated romantic and frequently buys my mum flowers, and they’re a formidable couple.”

The power of the couple was evident when daughter Linda handed away abruptly in 2016, as they rallied to be a supply of power and help to her 4 youngsters.

Regardless of Cathie persevering with to work part-time at Marks and Spencers in Braehead, they now take pleasure in extra time collectively as a pair.

They’re typically seen working of their beloved backyard, and love chatting with passing neighbours.

Nonetheless, they’re at all times happiest when spending time with their 5 grandchildren: Jamie, Liam, Sarah-Jane, Cameron and Carla in addition to Lorraine and son-in-law Karlito.

With a big circle of family and friends – together with Billy’s brothers, and Cathie’s brothers and sisters in Scotland and Canada, and their households – plenty of individuals needed to want the couple a contented anniversary however Lorraine was warned to not prepare any shock events or any fuss. As an alternative, the couple plan to have fun with a Greek-island cruise.

Lorraine added: “After 50 unimaginable years collectively, they each deserve the world. They’ve at all times been there for each my sister Linda and me, and for our kids, and proceed to be the centre of our world.

“I hope they’ve a implausible time on their special occasion, and though I caught to my promise of no shock events, they should be celebrated and I’m positive might be spoiled by all of the household.”

Do you might have a golden or diamond marriage ceremony anniversary to have fun? E-mail information@glasgowtimes.co.uk



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