Motherwell couple celebrate 60 years married in the sunshine

Just days before lovebirds Frank and Margaret Connor exchanged vows on June 11, 1960, musical icon Barbra Streisand was born. A year later the diamond duo tied the knot at Corpus Christi Church in Calderbank, surrounded by family and friends in a beautiful ceremony conducted by Father Peter Murphy. Frank was a sheet metal worker, before his love of the beautiful game opened the doors to a playing career at Blantyre Celtic and Raith Rovers. “Football was Frank’s life.” Margaret, from Calderbank, began her career as a seamstress in Spelman’s sewing factory in Newhouse and worked for light engineering company Ranco for more than five years, before starting her family. Along with her love of baking, dressmaking and knitting, Margaret is a keen bowler and member of Dalzell Bowling Club. I like to read but I’m not a prolific reader.” Before lockdown restrictions were imposed, the perfect pair had planned a diamond anniversary meal at the Moorings Hotel.