AN ARBROATH couple celebrated 65 years of marriage with a celebration at their home on Wednesday.
Bill and Elsie Cadman, of Annfield Drive, marked the milestone with the visit of Depute Provost Alex King and Depute Lord Lieutenant of Angus Ian Stirling.
The couple are both natives of Aberdeen and were married in the city on September 19, 1947, in the East Church of St Nicholas.
They both worked in Aberdeen in Stevenson’s Laundry before coming to Arbroath in 1971 when they took on a tobacconist’s shop at 140 High Street.
They also acquired premises in Dishlandtown Street and Keptie Street, with the latter passing to their son, Ron.
Prior to moving to the town, Mr Cadman served in the Royal Navy between 1942 and 1946 and saw action in the Mediterranean on convoy duty.
Mrs Cadman also served her country during this time in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force.
The couple have many hobbies, with Mr Cadman being a well-known former member of the Arbroath Male Voice Choir. He also enjoys bowling, golf and singing, while Mrs Cadman likes swimming, dancing, sewing and machine knitting.
The couple have two sons, Ron and Ian, both of whom live in the town.
There are also five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.