Diamond occasion for Neuk couple

John and Marie Carder of Cellardyke celebrate their Diamond wedding with Cllr Donald Macgregor
John and Marie Carder of Cellardyke celebrate their Diamond wedding with Cllr Donald Macgregor

A couple from Cellardyke can certainly be held up as a shining example of a lasting relationship after marking their diamond wedding anniversary.

John and Marie Carder of East Forth Street Cellardyke, celebrated the special occasion on April 2.

What I’m most proud of - One wife, four daughters, 70 munro’s and over 100 rugby internationals at Murrayfield

John Carder

John (83) and Marie (82) met on their first day at Exeter University in September 1950 where John studied history and Marie studied French and German.

They married in 1955 at Arggle Congregational Church in Marie’s home city of Bath and, after National Service, John joined the RAF as an education officer and served at RAF Leuchars and RAF Kinloss, where he was also in the Mountain Rescue.

They have four daughters and after several years of teaching at Cellardyke Primary school, Marie became co-ordinator of the National Trust for Scotland’s shop in StAndrews and was a volunteer at the Citizens Advice Bureau.

After leaving the RAF John was a head of department at Glenrothes College before retiring in 1990.

Asked what he was most proud of John replied: “One wife, four daughters, 70 munro’s and over 100 rugby internationals at Murrayfield.”