Diamond day anniversary for the Brechins

Hilda and Bill Brechin
Hilda and Bill Brechin

Forfar couple Bill and Hilda Brechin celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary on Thursday at their home in Pitreuchie Place.

The couple, who were married in St James’s Church by the Rev. W. G. Tran on April 3, 1954, celebrated their 60-year milestone on Friday with a family party.

They met at the old Masonic Hall, now James Doig’s furniture shop, at one of the weekly dances and quickly fell in love.

Bill served his apprenticeship as an engineer with Ogilvy Brothers in Kirriemuir before joining the RAF for two years as part of his national service.

On release he took employment in India at Megna and Serampore Jute Mills before moving onto Eastern Pakistan with Crescent 
Jute Mills.

Before his retirement he was works manager at Nutscene Limited twine manufacturer.

Hilda worked in dress shops in Dundee and then moved on to a position as care assistant at Menzies House in Dundee.

She spent most of her working life looking after the couple’s two daughters, Eleanor and Lorna.

Bill and Hilda also have four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.