THE COURIER, MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 1925
DUNFERMLINE COUPLE’S DIAMOND WEDDING. HUSBAND A FORMER PRECENTOR OF CAIRNEYHILL U.F. CHURCH
An interesting ceremony took place in Dunfermline on Saturday, when Mr and Mrs Andrew Roxburgh, Alexandra Street, celebrated their diamond wedding.
The couple were married on January 13, 1865, and until two years ago Mr Roxburgh was foreman lapper [a lapper moves yarn from a carding machine to the next process in weaving] in the employment of Messrs Andrew Reid & Company, Pilmuir Works. His service with the company extended to 55 years, and a few years ago, on the occasion of his jubilee, he was presented by the firm with a handsome silver tea service and by the warehouse staff with a bedroom timepiece.
At Saturday’s ceremony the family, through Mr Henry Hogg, headmaster, Bannockburn School, a son-in-law, presented the happy couple with a wallet of treasury notes, while the event is to be recognised by the Kirk Session and elders of Gillespie UF Church, with which they have been long connected. Mr Roxburgh was in his younger days precentor in Cairneyhill UF Church, and later of Crossgates UF Church. He is an enthusiastic bowler, and is the oldest member of Dunfermline Club, which he joined 63 years ago. He was made an hon. member of the club in 1922.
There were four daughters of the marriage, while nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren are alive.
Mr and Mrs Roxburgh continue to enjoy remarkably good health, although Mr Roxburgh has been confined to the home for some time.