Bo’ness couple celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

Walter and Elizabeth received a card from the Queen congratulating them on their anniversary
Walter and Elizabeth received a card from the Queen congratulating them on their anniversary
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A couple in Bo’ness have recently celebrated their platinum wedding anniversary after being married for 70 years.

Walter (95) and Elizabeth (94) Campbell were married in September 1945.

Elizabeth met her husband-to-be while serving as a member of the auxiliary territorial service during the Second World War.

Walter was stationed in India and Egypt before coming back to Britain.

After the war was over, Walter and Elizabeth tied the knot in the Old Kirk church.

Walter then worked in the coal mines and during this time the couple added to the Campbell clan.

The couple had six children, Eileen (68), Beth (67), Walter (65), Sheena (62), Joan (60) and Dorothy (56). Eldest daughter Eileen said: “Growing up with my mum and dad was brilliant. We didn’t stop to think they would be celebrating 70 years together, but we are so happy that they are.”

Elizabeth and Walter have 19 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

The couple kept their celebrations low-key with most of the family visiting their home, filling it with flowers, cards and laughter.

Walter, when asked for any secrets to a long marriage, said: “None, well maybe best to agree with the wife sometimes.”