Diamond celebration for Anne and Les

Les and Anne Ingram celebrating their daimond wedding on Thursday pictured with Alex King depute provost of Angus and Ian Stirling depute lieutenant of Angus.
Les and Anne Ingram celebrating their daimond wedding on Thursday pictured with Alex King depute provost of Angus and Ian Stirling depute lieutenant of Angus.

AN ARBROATH couple celebrated 60 sparkling years of marriage yesterday (Thursday).

Les and Anne Ingram of Lamley Terrace marked their 60th wedding anniversary after marrying at Arbirlot Parish Church on October 18, 1952.

Mr Ingram was born in Towie, Aberdeenshire, while Mrs Ingram was born in Farnell.

The couple have six children and 10 grandchildren.

Mr Ingram attended Friockheim School before taking up employment as a forestry worker.

In 1944, aged 18, he was called up to the Gordon Highlanders and served for almost four years, mainly in Europe.

He then returned to forestry and working in the haulage business before joining British Rail for 18 years in 1973.

Mrs Ingram attended various different schools before becoming a dairy maid at Waterside of Kinnaber aged 14.

Between 1943 and 1949 she worked at the Public Health Hospital for Infectious Diseases, which is now Little Cairnie Hospital.

She then spent the rest of her time bringing up her five daughters and one son.

The couple are both members of the Friendship Club and Mr Ingram enjoys gardening and watching sport while Mrs Ingram likes crosswords.

To mark the occasion of their diamond wedding they were visited at their home by depute Angus Provost Alex King and Depute Lord Lieutenant of Angus Ian Stirling.