Couples Celebrate Golden Times

Spending 50 years together is reason to celebrate and 95 couples married in 1967 enjoyed a bumper party at Motherwell Concert Hall.

Hosted jointly by North and South Lanarkshire councils and the Lieutenancy of Lanarkshire, the happy couples danced the afternoon as the reminisced about their big day half a century ago.
Provost of North Lanarkshire Jean Jones said: “Golden weddings are very special occasions and bring back many happy memories for couples.

“Things have changed so much since 1967 but the one thing which has remained is these couples lasting commitment to each other.

“I congratulate every couple on reaching this milestone in their married lives and I hope they all have many more happy years together.”

The happy couples being treated to musical hits from the 60s, the couples enjoyed an afternoon tea and had pictures of their own special big day being beamed onto a giant screen in the concert hall. Each couple was then presented with a commemorative gift and had their photographs taken.

In 1967 the first ATM was installed in a Barclays Bank in Enfield, negotiations began for the UK’s entry into the European Economic Community, Celtic’s Lisbon Lions won the European Cup and in Cumbernauld the first phase of the UK’s first shopping mall was completed.

In the music world, people were listening to the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Who and the Doors. Some of the big movies of 1967 were “Bonnie and Clyde”, “The Graduate”, “The Dirty Dozen” and the academy award winning “In the Heat of the Night”.

Famous couples sharing the same special anniversary year were Elvis and Priscilla Presley, Liza Minelli and Peter Allan, and Raquel Welch married Patrick Curtis. Sadly none of these couples managed to make it to their Golden Wedding anniversary.

Famous people born that year include John Barrowman, Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts.


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