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Diamond wedding celebrations for Turriff couple


By Kyle Ritchie

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A Turriff couple have celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary.

Dorothy and Herbert Matthew, of Westbrae Crescent, marked the milestone with family at their home, which included a lunch replicating their wedding meal.

The couple were married 60 years ago at St Andrew's Church and held their reception in the Royal Oak.

Dorothy and Herbert Matthew were visited by Deputy Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire Steven Mackison and councillor Iain Taylor on their diamond wedding anniversary.
Dorothy and Herbert Matthew were visited by Deputy Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire Steven Mackison and councillor Iain Taylor on their diamond wedding anniversary.

Their son Bryan said: "My dad started work as a farm worker before carrying out his National Service in Ceylon with the RAF.

"Most of his later working career was involved in the construction of new roads.

"My mum prior to getting married worked as a cook in Forglen House and the Birse Lodge Hotel in Aboyne.

"Following her marriage she worked in local hotels and factories including the Jaegar and Caribonum before returning to work in the catering industry."

As well as Bryan, the couple have another son Mike and two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

During their celebration they were visited by Deputy Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire Steven Mackison and councillor Iain Taylor who passed on their best wishes.


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