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Monifieth couple’s diamond day

From left: Shiela Hands and guide dog Usher, Alex and Vanda Grewar, Alex King and Midge Bett, were pictured at the celebratiion of Alex and Vanda's golding wedding.

From left: Shiela Hands and guide dog Usher, Alex and Vanda Grewar, Alex King and Midge Bett, were pictured at the celebratiion of Alex and Vanda's golding wedding.

MONIFIETH couple Alex and Vanda Grewar celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary on Thursday with a family party in the Carnoustie Golf Hotel.

The couple met at a social gathering in India in January, 1950, and were married there on October 25, 1952.

Mr Grewar is a native of Dundee and was educated at Morrison’s, Crieff, and later Harris Academy.

On leaving school he went into the jute trade before being called up for National Service. He served with the Royal Air Force in the UK from 1946 to ‘48.

He returned to the jute trade and eventually got a job in India where he arrived in December, 1949. After being married, he and his wife enjoyed a leave in the UK but then returned to India where they lived until 1957.

On his permanent return to the UK, Mr Grewar took up a post with Sidlaw Industries and retired in 1989 as a sales executive.

Mrs Grewar was born in Cheshire and was educated in Kent. She moved to the Calcutta area of India with her parents after her father took up a post there.

Alex and Vanda have two daughters, Linda, who now lives in Australia, and Joan, who resides just south of Glasgow. Both were born in India. There are three grandsons and two great-grandchildren.

Once their daughters were older, Mrs Grewar took up nursing and trained at Ninewells Hospital and Dundee Royal Infirmary.

She retired in 1991 as clinical nurse manager on the surgical floor of DRI.

On Thursday, the couple were visited by Midge Bett, Depute Lieutenant of Angus, and Depute Provost Alex King. Their grandsons are pipers and played up and down the drive as the dignitaries visited.

 

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