Larbert couple celebrate 50 as Mr and Mrs Wright

Walter and Moira Wright celebrated their golden wedding on July 17
Walter and Moira Wright celebrated their golden wedding on July 17

Fifty years together is no problem when you have found your Mr Wright.

That is the marriage advice from Moira and Walter Wright who celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last week.

The Wrights, from Neidpath Drive in Stenhousemuir were married on July 17, 1965 at Slamannan Parish Church by Rev. Cameron.

Moira, nee Bruce, from Slamannan and Walter, who comes from the Borders but moved to Grangemouth before meeting his wife, met at a dance hall in Whitburn in 1961.

Moira (72) said: “In those days girls would dance together, so Walter asked me to dance and his friend asked my friend. They never came to anything, but I knew straight away Walter was special.”

The pair were engaged on Moira’s 21st birthday and married the following year.

Walter (73) went on to become an instrument technician with Rohm and Haas and Moira a senior home carer.

The couple have three sons together, Leslie (48), an intensive care nurse, Allan (45), a librarian at Falkirk Library, and David (41), who works with RBS.

The Wrights also have six grandchildren - Jamie (28), Ben (22), Emily (17), Helena (14), Molly (9) and Elizabeth (8).

Walter, a keen gardener, says they have enjoyed such a good marriage for a simple reason, He said: “After 50 years I still fancy Moira, and that is the truth.”

The couple celebrated their special anniversary with a cruise around Turkey and the Greek islands and will have a family party later in the summer.