Kingsgate care home residents, David and Anne Taylor, have recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with their friends at the care home in East Kilbride.

David (93) and Anne (91) celebrated their special day with a delicious cake which they shared with their fellow residents, as well as listening to songs sung by their granddaughter, Susie.

The couple, who were married on 9th September 1950, were both born and raised in Glasgow’s East End and were introduced to each other by David’s cousin. From the minute they met, romance blossomed and there were inseparable ever since.

On their wedding day, both the bride and groom wore suits. Their wedding reception was held at Anne’s mother’s home, which was very close to the church where they said their vows.

David was in the Navy where he trained as an electrician and worked on plane engines and electronics.  He then worked at Blochairn Steelworks before eventually moving onto British Rail. Anne worked as a tailor and specialised in making bridal gowns and dresses for special occasions, and even gents’ suits.

David said: “I’d like to thank the staff for planning a lovely party for us, we had a great time and I especially enjoyed learning about historical moments that happened on our wedding day and during 1950.

The Secret to a Long and Happy Marriage

“Our secret to staying married for so long is to be kind and attentive to one another, and to avoid arguments; your wife is always right!”

The home manager at Kingsgate Care Home, Anne Marie McKeich, said: “David and Anne are a wonderful couple, they’re big characters here at Kingsgate. I’m pleased that they enjoyed their celebration and I look forward to helping them make more memories together in the future.”

At Kingsgate Care Home, we work hard to ensure that our residents get to mark their special occasions with a fitting celebration.


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