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Golden couple turn back the clock as they celebrate a serendipitous meeting

A Catholic couple took a trip down memory lane last weekend as they visited the place they first met in honour of their golden wedding anniversary

St Joseph’s Burntisland parishioners George and Mary Kay travelled to Glasgow last weekend, as they recalled meeting each other for the first time under the clock in the city’s Central Station.

“I was selling flags for St Vincent de Paul 55 years ago, when I saw this girl I recognised from school muscling in on my pitch,” explained Mr Kay. “I decided the best way to get rid of her was to ask her out.

“It didn’t quite work out as I planned as I married her five years later. We visited the clock again as part of our family celebrations.”

Mr and Mrs Kay were both pupils at St Patrick’s High School in Coatbridge when they met.

Mr Kay has recently retired as the councillor for Burntisland Kinghorn and West Kirkcaldy, while Mrs Kay is a former primary school teacher.

The couple recently renewed their marriage vows 50 years on, at a service in St Joseph’s Church, Burntisland, which was attended by many of their friends.


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