Dancing in step for 60 years

Still in step 60 years on!
Still in step 60 years on!

KIRKCALDY couple Elizabeth and Jim Melville met at the dancing in the town’s Tudor Ballroom in Hunter Street, more than 60 years ago – and they’ve been in step with each other ever since.

This week the couple celebrated their Diamond Wedding with a party for family and friends at Dunnikier Golf Club.

Jim (83) and Elizabeth (82), were the last couple to be married at the former Inverteil Church on the site of the old B&Q superstore in June 1952.

They have lived all their lives in the town, firstly setting up home in Elgin Street in a bungalow belonging to Jim’s mother who emigrated to Canada but later returned, then many years in Alford Avenue, before moving to their current home in Chapel Grove.

Elizabeth worked as a weaver in Lockhart’s factory before marrying, while Jim, who after serving in the army, was a fireman, then signalman and finally worked in the controlroom for British Rail, who he was with for 43 years. After their wedding Elizabeth worked as an usherette at the Adam Smith Theatre for 21 years.

The couple have four children – one son and three daughters, as well as six grandchildren, most of who made it along to the weekend’s celebrations.

“We have had a very happy marriage and I think the secret to that is sharing everything, which we have always done,” said Mrs Melville. (2612252)