Cumbernauld couple celebrate Platinum Anniversary!

A Cumbernauld couple have hit a landmark that so few will every see – their Platinum wedding anniversary!

Friday, 23rd April 2021, 3:15 pm
David and Margaret Hunter

David and Margaret Hunter, who tied the knot in 1951 at Balornock Chapel, were the centre of attention at Rosepark Care Home in Uddingston where staff and residents pulled out all the stops to make the big day as memorable as possible.

The devoted couple who moved from Cairngorm Gardens in Balloch to the home in January, were treated to a socially distanced afternoon tea with a specially donated three tier cake made by Hamilton’s Special Days Celebrations Cakes in a room festooned with balloons which were gifted by specialist firm Happy Ever Laughter.

The afternoon was filled with songs and sing-a-longs with staff and residents joining in stirring renditions of the classics of yesteryear.

Margaret (89), shared stories of their early days together when ‘Davie’ who is now 93, would stay behind at the end of his shift in the Schweppes factory where they both worked to turn on the charm!

This meant he usually missed his bus home to Yoker but the would-be Romeo just wanted more time to chat- up Margaret!

She added: “We still love each other as much as the day we met.

“ The past 70 years have been absolute bliss with Davie - he is my best friend, and I can’t wait to enjoy more times like these together at Rosepark.

“It was so kind for the staff and the local shops to think of us and make our day by showering us with such generous gifts and surprises. W e can’t thank everyone enough.”

Margaret Carroll, Rosepark Care Home manager, said: “We felt it was especially important to mark this special occasion as the past year has been very difficult for everyone. We need to cherish all special moments in life and reaching 70 years of marriage is not often achieved in this day and age.

“David and Margaret definitely deserved a big fuss as they are such a special couple.

"They met 71 years ago and after all this time they still have so much love for each other and this celebration of their love lifted everyone’s spirits.

"They both became quite emotional. They both said they can’t believe they’ve been married for 70 years!”