A BARRHEAD couple who celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary have said they are still in love more than 60 years after first meeting.

Moira and Duncan Henry married in 1958 and were joined at the weekend by their family, friends and former foster kids to commemorate their 60 years married at the Columba Club. 

The pair married in St John’s Chapel in Barrhead on Saturday, August 30, 1958, after meeting two years earlier in the Barrhead co-operative youth club, and Moira, 78, says that from their first meeting she knew Duncan, now 82, and her would end up together. 

A daughter arrived the year after Moira and Duncan were wed, with eight more children to follow. However, despite the size of their brood, she remained their only daughter. 

The couple now have 14 grandkids and six great grandchildren, as well as foster children they looked after. 

Moira said: “I knew straight away that I was going to marry him. 

“We always wanted a big family and that is certainly what we got. They were like a baker’s dozen, they just kept coming. We were also foster parents for 15 years and we absolutely loved it. We still keep in touch with some of them.”

Before getting married, Moira worked in upholstery while Duncan was a sheet metal worker. Moira continued to work throughout her married life, taking jobs where she could, including milking cows on a farm. 

Meanwhile, Duncan worked multiple jobs for almost the entirety of his working life, including time behind the bar at the Dovecothall, before retiring in his late 50s. 

The Barrhead born-and-bred pair also told of how close-knit their family remains despite its size, with many staying in Barrhead and only a couple choosing to move.

But the key to the couple’s relationship, according to Moira, is their untiring feelings for each another. 

Moira added: “It is like Argyle Street in our house sometimes. It can be horrendous with the footfall, but we like it that way. 

“Duncan just has such a happy nature and we are just care for each other. We’re still in love, even if he would be mortified at me saying that.”