Diamond Couple Return to Wedding Venue

Diamond Couple Return to Wedding Venue

Sixty years to the day after being married a South Lanarkshire couple have returned to the church where the wedding took place to celebrate their Diamond Wedding Anniversary.

Frank and Margaret McLaughlan did not have to travel far to revisit their wedding venue, Bothwell Parish Church, as they still live in the village. Continue reading →

Posted by First Contributor in Wedding Anniversaries
Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday

A Service of Remembrance took place at the Cenotaph, Duchess of Hamilton Park, Motherwell on Sunday 12 November.

Lady Susan Haughey CBE Lord Lieutenant represented Her Majesty The Queen and laid a wreath on behalf of the Lanarkshire Lieutenancy. Lady Susan Haughey said “I was especially honoured to participate in this ceremony having only recently been appointed as Lord Lieutenant”.

Cllr Jean Jones, Provost of North Lanarkshire, also laid a wreath and said: “I was honoured to lay wreaths at local War Memorials on behalf of the people of North Lanarkshire. Continue reading →

Posted by First Contributor in Events, Remembrance Services
VC WW1 Hero Honoured

VC WW1 Hero Honoured

A special ceremony to honour WW1 Victoria Cross recipient William Clamp has taken place on the 100th anniversary of his death at the Cenotaph in Motherwell.

The Lanarkshire soldier, born in Craigneuk, earned his medal for outstanding bravery and sacrifice during the Great War 1914 – 1918.

A commemorative paving stone has now been dedicated in his memory in the Duchess of Hamilton Park to providing a lasting legacy within the local community. Continue reading →

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Couples Celebrate Golden Times

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. Continue reading →

Posted by Site Admin in Events, Golden Weddings, Wedding Anniversaries