Banchory’s British Legion was buzzing on Saturday (May 25) as a Deeside couple
celebrated fifty years as man and wife.
Family, friends and well-wishers gathered to mark Bob and Sheena Pratt’s five decades together at the Ravenswood club.
The pair were married on May 25 of 1963 in the (now defunct) church of St Nicholas, Union Grove Aberdeen, being married by the Reverend Gerald McAlluri.
It was the beginning of Beatlemania, with the Fab Four’s first two albums ‘Please, Please, Me’ and ‘With the Beatles’ released in 1963, Harold Macmillian was prime minister, Queen Elizabeth II had reigned for just ten years and the second James Bond adventure, ‘From Russia With Love’, opened to UK audiences.
Internationally it was the year high-security prison Alcatraz closed and John F Kennedy gave his famous “Ich bin ein Berlinner” speech.
But it was just the start for Bob and Sheena as they began their long life together.
Since then the couple have had two daughters, Fiona and Alison, and one son, Andrew, who lives in Thailand.
Bob and Sheena’s brood have since produced six grandchildren between them, counting four girls and two boys.
All present danced into the night at the Banchory British Legion, raising their glasses to the Deeside couple’s extraordinary fifty years.