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Seven decades of love

The Toal family gather to celebrate Patrick and Christinas platinum wedding anniversary joined by Councillor Frank McNally and depute Lord Lieutenant Terry Currie.

The Toal family gather to celebrate Patrick and Christinas platinum wedding anniversary joined by Councillor Frank McNally and depute Lord Lieutenant Terry Currie.

It was a right royal occasion and a real family affair as Mossend couple Patrick and Christina Toal celebrated their platinum wedding anniversary.

The couple were married on July 14, 1944 and have clocked up an incredible 70 years of happy marriage.

Patrick (92) is originally from Ireland and lived in Hamilton before his marriage.

He was in the building trade for a number of years, then was employed for 25 years at Clydesdale Steel Works before he retired.

Christina (89), nee Young, hails from Bellshill West End where they were married and set up home.

The couple are still fighting fit and like to do their own thing, still going out shopping and going on holiday.

They have five children - daughter Christine, and sons Alan, William, Ian and Jim.

The family has been further swelled by ten grandchildren - Colin, Gary, Ian, Graham, Derek, Stephen, Karen, Alison, Lynn and Sharon; great-granddaughters Jennifer, Annie, Hannah, Katie, Erin, Abbie, Leah and Carys; and great grandsons Craig, Luke and Max.

All of them attended the platinum wedding celebration in the Castle Rooms in Uddingston.

Further celebrations will take place during a close family holiday at Ayr as Patrick and Christina are joined by their five children and their partners.

Pride of place in their home in Douglas Drive is a card from HM The Queen and they received best wishes from North Lanarkshire Provost Jim Robertson.

They were visited by Mossend and Holytown councillor Frank McNally, representing the council, and depute Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire Terry Currie.

 

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