Golden day as couple reunited

William and Margaret Sneddon
William and Margaret Sneddon

Motherwell couple Margaret and William Sneddon celebrated their Golden Wedding on Friday.

Margaret who has lived in Motherwell all her life, and William, who is originally from Overtown, met when they were both on a trip to the ice-skating in Paisley.

A bus ran from Motherwell for the outing and William wooed Margaret on the way back by buying her a chicken supper.

They were married at North Motherwell Parish Church on March 28, 1964.

William worked as a chipper at Motherwell Bridgeworks in Logans Road, while Margaret did the twilight shift at the nearby Sunvic factory.

The couple have four children, Alison, Lorraine, Robert and David, four grandchildren, Paul, David, Stephen and Stacey, and two great-grandchildren, Amelia and Kayden.

Margaret still keeps herself active and enjoy making cards which she sells for charity.

Unfortunately William’s health has been in decline for the past decade and is currently undergoing treatment for a hip problem at Hairmyres Hospital.

Daughter Lorraine sneaked in while her father slept on Thursday night to decorate his room with banners and balloons.

William was less then thrilled to discover what had happened, but cheered up when he was allowed home to spend the special day with his family.