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From coastguard rescues to thin ice, anniversary celebration is picture perfect!
30 January 2012 14:19
Provost Winifred Sloan and Depute Lord Lieutenant of Ayrshire Fiona Walker congratulate Jackie and Margaret Stewart on their 65th anniversary
Jackie and Margaret Stewart, from Glencairn Road in Ayr, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this week, having first met in 1945 at a meeting of Ayr Coastguards where both their fathers were members.
Love blossomed and, from that first meeting the active, it seems the sporty couple got their skates on, enjoying regular dates at Ayr Ice Rink, trips to the pictures at the Ritz Cinema and dancing at the Salvation Army Halls.
The dancing duo waltzed up the aisle at Wallacetown Parish Church in 1947, where Margaret was a very active member, until its move to Newton on Ayr Church.
Margaret & Jackie have a daughter and a son, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren and the family celebrated their anniversary with a lovely evening in The Kylestrome Hotel.
The special occasion was also marked by South Ayrshire Provost Winifred Sloan who presented the couple with a basket of flowers.
Depute Lord Lieutenant of Ayrshire Fiona Walker was also there to congratulate the couple and personally deliver a very special anniversary card on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen.