Blue Sapphire Christmas for Peterhead couple

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Peterhead couple Danny and Margaret Wedderburn celebrated 65 years of marriage last Sunday at their home on the town’s Clerkhill Road.

The couple tied the knot on December 19, 1945 at Columba’s Church in Stornoway and, unlike the present day’s weather, the couple were lucky enough to get a day full of sunshine.

Danny met Margaret in 1942 when he went to Stornoway to work. She worked in the local Co-op office at the time and they were set up by a friend from the Peterhead area.

It was love at first sight and the two of them got engaged before Danny joined the Navy. It was on his return they planned their special day.

The couple moved to Peterhead in 1947 and for some years Danny travelled with a civil engineering firm doing harbour repair work for a number of years until his retirement. He also worked as a marine engineer with a local firm.

Meanwhile, Margaret was working at Arnotts as a shop assistant until the family grew up.

Danny and Margaret often visited Stornoway for a holiday once a year, and in November, their son James took them back as an anniversary present.

Margaret said: “He planned the whole thing as a surprise for us. We haven’t been up that way in a while and James planned a family reunion, we had a great time.”

When asked about their marriage Danny said the couple have powered on throughout the years, saying: “We’ve had a lot of good memories, but there’s no real secret to our happy marriage. You just have to give and take. I suppose we were meant to be, because we didn’t try very hard!”

The couple have two children, James and Anne, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.