'Platinum' couple receive royal congratulations

Helen and David Callender, from Lockerbie, have received a letter of congratulations from the Queen after reaching their 70th wedding anniversary.

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Lockerbie couple congratulated by the Queen

Helen and David Callander receive a card from the Queen's representative. Credit: ITV News Border

Helen and David Callender, from Lockerbie, have received a letter of congratulations from the Queen after reaching their 70th wedding anniversary.

The couple were presented with the card from HM Lord Lieutenant of Dumfries, Mrs Jean Tulloch, on behalf of the Queen.

David and Helen with their family Credit: ITV News Border

Lockerbie couple receive royal seal of approval

A couple from Lockerbie who are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary, are being presented with a royal message of congratulations.

94-year-old David Callander and his 91-year-old wife Helen, will be presented with the message from HM Lord Lieutenant of Dumfries, Mrs Jean Tulloch, on behalf of her Majesty the Queen.

David, who was a farm worker, and Helen, who worked in munitions, met at a dance and have been dancing ever since.