Local couple’s diamond celebration

Frank and Eda Kerr from Monifieth celebrated their diamond wedding on Thursday. Pictured with them are, from left - Councillor John Whyte, Willie Porter deput lieutenant of Angus and Peter Murphy depute provost of Angus.
Frank and Eda Kerr from Monifieth celebrated their diamond wedding on Thursday. Pictured with them are, from left - Councillor John Whyte, Willie Porter deput lieutenant of Angus and Peter Murphy depute provost of Angus.

A REPRESENTATIVE of Her Majesty The Queen, Depute Provost of Angus Councillor Peter Murphy and local councillor John Whyte visited a Monifieth couple on Thursday to tender congratulations on the occasion of their diamond wedding anniversary.

Frank and Eda Kerr, 23 Muirnwood Place, were married at Murroes Church on March 17, 1951.

Mr Kerr was brought up at Omachie, between Wellbank and Newbigging, and attended Newbigging School. He left at the age of 14 to begin an apprenticeship as a motor and agricultural engineer at Pitairlie Garage, Newbigging, where he worked for 22 years.

In 1964 he took up a post on the assembly line with NCR in Dundee, but only four years later he went back to the motor trade when he took over Baldowrie Garage at 79 Dalhousie Street, Monifieth.

Over the years he and his wife built up the business and in 1994 it was taken over by their son, Frank, jnr., and his wife, Lesley. However, Frank snr., maintained his interest and worked there two days a week until recently. His main leisure pursuit is bowling.

Eda was born and brought up in Wellbank and attended Mattocks School. She, too, left at the age of 14 and her first job was as a childminder.

The couple had two sons, Frank and the late Bruce and there are four grandchildren.