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The wedding took place at Girthon Parish Church of Mr Alexander Marshall, a well-known local footballer, 3 Braeside, New Galloway, and Miss Catriona Currie MacKinnon, eldest daughter of Mr & Mrs Dugald MacKinnon, Kennel House, Gatehouse. Rev. J B F Montgomery, minister of the church and Moderator of the Presbytery of Kirkcudbright, officiated and Mrs E J McCluskie played the organ. Miss Ann McKinnon (sister) was bridesmaid and Mr Charles L Padfield was 'groomsman.

 

The wedding took place in Dunscore parish Church of Mr John Campbell, 16 Digby Street, Gatehouse of Fleet, and Miss Jean Walker, Lochanlea, Dunscore. Best man was Mr William Campbell, brother of the 'groom, and the bridesmaids were Miss Ellen Walker, sister of the bride, and the 'grooms sister, Miss Patricia Campbell.

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Miss Margaret Gourlay Sloan, Townhead, a former Miss Gatehouse, married Mr Keith Millar Henderson, The Square Port William,  at Girthon Parish Church. The bride was attended by her sisters Mrs Ian Dickson and Miss Catherine Sloan, and the best man was Mr Hugh Dewar. Rev. J B F Montgomery officiated and Mr Duncan Grant played the organ.

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The wedding took place in Anwoth Church, Gatehouse, of Mr William Manson, Killygowan, Gatehouse, and Miss Irene McNally, 60 Riverbank, Gatehouse. Rev. John Turnbull officiated and the bride was attended by Misses Rena Campbell, Fleet and Elizabeth Dougan. The best man was Mr Alan Harkness, Low Barlay, Gatehouse.

Gatehouse burgh surveyor and well known local architect, Mr Antony Curtis Wolffe pictured after his marriage in Anwoth Old Manse to Miss Alix Graham, daughter of Commander James Graham O.B.E. R.N.(retd) Mr Angus Nicoll was the best man and the bridesmaid was the bride's sister Astri, with Mary Sleeman the flower girl. Rev. John Turnbull officiated.

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The wedding took place in Anwoth Church, Gatehouse, of Mr David Tweedie, Ardwall, Gatehouse, and Miss Muriel McNally, 20 Fleet Street. Rev. John Turnbull officiated with Mr Duncan Grant at the organ. The 'groom's brother Thomas was best man and the bridesmaids were Misses Maureen Cullie and Elma Stewart.

 

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Miss Sandra Elizabeth Cormack, of Anwoth Old Manse, and her husband, Mr Kenneth William Redfern, of London, after their wedding in St Mary's Church, Gatehouse, Rev. C A Simister officiated with Mrs McCluskie at the organ, The bride was given away by her father Mr A S Cormack and was attended by her sister Dorothy. Mr Terence Poole was the best man.

 

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The wedding took place in Girthon Church of Mr William Irvine, 198 High Street, Dalbeattie, and Miss Maureen M Milligan, 12 Digby Street, Gatehouse. Rev. J B F Montgomery officiated with Mrs Budgett at the organ. The bride was given away by her father and was attended by Miss Nancy Irvine. The 'groom's brother Stewart was best man.

 

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The wedding took place in Anwoth Church, Gatehouse between Mr James Craig Brydson, Cuilpark, Bridge of Dee, and Miss Ann Jean Porter, Wee Glen, Gatehouse. Rev. John Turnbull officiated with Miss Davies at the organ. The bride was attended by her sister, Mrs Elizabeth Hannah; Miss May Hannah (niece), and Miss Janet Greggan (friend), and Mr William C Brydson, brother of the 'groom, was best man. 

 

 

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Wed in Girthon Parish Church, Gatehouse, were Mr William John Service, Barbey, Twynholm, and Miss Violet Jane Hunter, Drumwall, Gatehouse. Rev. J B F Montgomery officiated with Mrs Budgett at the organ. The bride was attended by her 3 sisters, Misses Gladys, Helen and Irene Hunter, and James Robson was best man.

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Wed in Girthon Parish Church, Gatehouse, were Mr George Stenhouse, 8 Riverbank, Gatehouse, and Miss Irene Bennett, 56 Riverbank, Gatehouse. Rev. J B F Montgomery officiated. The bride was attended by Mrs Nan Swan, Perth, as matron of honour, whilst Mr W Duncan Stenhouse, MA, brother of the 'groom, was best man.

 

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Mr Thomas Houston Veitch, Low Creoch, Gatehouse, and Miss Gracie Caroline Jardine, Riverside, Gatehouse, were married at Anwoth Parish Church. The bride was attended by Miss Kathleen Fergusson, and Mr Gordon Milligan was best man.

Mr Jack Patterson, Birtwhistle Street, Gatehouse, and Miss Cheryl V Blakey, 36 High Street, Gatehouse, were married in Anwoth Parish Church. Miss Sheila Crockett was bridesmaid and Mr Aird Stewart was best man.

 

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Mr John Neil Pickthall,
4 Castramont Road, Gatehouse, and Miss Elizabeth Margaret Martin, Low Boreland Farm, Kirkcudbright, were married in St. Mary's Church, Kirkcudbright, The bride's twin sister, Mrs Duncan, was matron of honour, Miss Vera Pickthall was bridesmaid, and Miss Anne Martin was flower girl. Mr Gordon Straiton was best man.

Mr Robert J Halliday, 43 High Street, Gatehoiuse, and Miss Marjory Allan, 48 Broomage Crescent, Larbert, after their wedding at St Monance Parish Church.

 

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Left : St. Mary's Church, Gatehouse, was the scene of the wedding of Mr Francis J Wadsworth, The Holm, Wallace Terrace, Ryton, Co.Durham and Miss Jacqueline McKenzie, Castramont Road, Gatehouse. The bride was attended by her sister Miss Sheila McKenzie and three cousins, Brenda, Veronica and Evelyn McKenzie. The 'grooms brother Mr Jeremy Wadsworth was best man.


Above : The wedding took place in Girthon Parish Church, Gatehouse, of Mr Robert R C McMinn, Ingmanthorpe Hall Farm, Wetherby, Yorkshire, and Miss Vera A Pickthall, 4 Castramont Road, Gatehouse. Misses Helen Shaw and Irene Harper were bridesmaids and Miss Elaine Martin, flower girl. Mr Murray Cairnie was  best man.

Mr J Gerard Macnamara, Hardcroft, Ardwall, Gatehouse, and Miss Helen Mary Hunter, Drumwall, Gatehouse, were married in St Andrews and St Cuthberts RC Church, Kirkcudbright, The bride was attended by the Misses Gladys and Iris Hunter, and Irene Shankland. Mr Stanley Grieve was best man,


 

 

Wedding day smiles from Miss Joyce Vinnie, of Threave Gardens, Castle Douglas, and Mr Andrew Hunter, Drumwalls Cottage, Gatehouse, as they leave Kelton Parish Church. The bride was attended by Mrs Eva Cruickshank and Mr Gordon Hunter was best man.

 

 

Married at Anwoth Parish Church, Gatehouse, were Mr Alan David Reed, 12 Kilmirren Avenue, Stranraer, and Miss Pearl May Millar, West Lodge, Cardoness, Gatehouse. The bride was attended by Mrs Gwen McSkimming, Miss Noreen Reed and Miss Jean Hunter. Mr William McSkimming was best man.


Married in Girthon Parish Church, Gatehouse, Mr David Samson McRobert, 2 Threave Road, Rhonehouse, and Miss Fiona Christine Crosbie, 14 High Street, Gatehouse. The bride was attended by Mrs M McKie as matron of honour.
 


Mr Edwin Bryan, 21 Riverbank, Gatehouse-of-Fleet and Miss Elizabeth Wemyss, 2 Merse Avenue, Kirkcudbright, were married in St Mary's Church, Kirkcudbright. Miss Mary Smith was bridesmaid and the best man was William Bryan.

Cutting the cake after their wedding are Mr Norman Gray, The Doon, Twynholm, and Miss Anne Cluett, 50 Riverbank, Gatehouse-of-Fleet. The bride was attended by her sister Mrs Jean Horn and the best man was Mr Duncan Gray

Girthon Parish Church was the scene of the wedding of Mr Alexander McHenry, Meikle Sypland, Kirkcudbright, and Miss June Fergusson, 22 Birtwhistle Street, Gatehouse-of-Fleet. The bridesmaid was Miss Maureen Hawthorne and Mr James Carson was best man.

St Mary's Church was the scene of the wedding of Mr Graham Henry Wright, Mansfield, Notts, and Miss Margaret Ann Hunter, Drumaber, Garden Street, Gatehouse-of-Fleet. The bridesmaids were Miss Rosamund J Williams and Miss Margaret McClymont and Mr Gilbert Burnett was best man.


Married in Dumbarton were Mr Robert Raphael, Borgue, and Miss Jennifer Harrington, Hillfoot Avenue, Dumbarton.

 

Miss Jessie Thomson, 22 Riverbank, Gatehouse, was married to Mr A D Horn, of Harrow, Middlesex, at Anwoth Church, Gatehouse. The bridesmaids were Miss G Maitland, Miss N Ransley and I McIntosh. The matron of honour was Mrs I Gilchrist and the best man was Mr Terence Horn.


Miss Carolyn Ferguson, Glenavon, Digby Street, Gatehouse, after her marriage at Anwoth Church, Gatehouse to Mr Nicholas Lyness, of Belfast.Best man was Mr John Lyness. Bridesmaids were Miss Elaine Ferguson and Miss Lynne Webster.


Married in St Mary's Church, Dumfries were Miss Carolanne Paul, 5 Maple Avenue, Lincluden, and Mr William Gordon, Boreland of Anwoth, Gatehouse. The bride's sister, Eileen was matron-of-honour and Miss Yvonne Kerr was bridesmaid. Mr Ian Gordon was best man.


Married on October 25 at Borgue Parish Church by Rev. W D Hutcheon were Miss Sheila Anne Rogerson, elder daughter of Mr and Mrs E Rogerson, Tongue Croft, Borgue, and Mr Charles Pickthall, of 18 Birtwhistle Street, Gatehouse-of-Fleet. Bridesmaids were Misses Helen Rogerson, sister of the bride and Margaret Gibson, and the best man was Gordon Fitzpatrick

Married at Caerlaverock Church, Miss Anne Henry, 4 Croft Road, Bankend, Dumfries and Mr Ian Gordon, Boreland of Anwoth, Gatehouse. Bridesmaid and best man were Miss Linda Herris and Mr William Gordon.



Miss Elizabeth Margaret Callander, Baerlochan, Twynholm, and Mr Nigel Maurice Scott, 8 Burnbrae, Twynholm, after their marriage in Twynholm. Mrs Angela Callander was matron of honour and Miss Christine Donaldson was bridesmaid. Mr John Scott was best man.

 

 

Anwoth Church was the scene of the wedding of Miss Mary McCulloch, Auchenlarie Holiday Farm, Gatehouse-of-Fleet. and
Mr Eric Cowan, Merse Park, Kirkcudbright. The bride was attended by Misses Agnes McCulloch and Sandra Cowan. Flower girl was Miss Mandy Johnstone. Best man was Mr Colin Cowan.


Miss Fiona Cowie, 5 Victoria Street, and Mr Iain Jardine, both of Gatehouse of Fleet after their wedding in St Mary's Church, Gatehouse, The bride was attended by Mrs Anne Girgan and Mr Jim Girgan was best man.

 

Married in Girthon Parish Church, Miss Olivia Ann Mackay, 6 Bridge Terrace, Gatehouse, and Mr James Donald Roberts, 35 Church Crescent, Dalbeattie. Bridesmaids were Vivien Mackay, Lesley Hunter and Shona Henderson. Best man was Mr William Henderson.

 

Photographed after their wedding at St Mary's Church, Kirkcudbright are Miss Brenda Milligan, 13 Barrhill Terrace, Kirkcudbright, and Mr Ronald McCarlie, Rainton Farm, Gatehouse-of-Fleet, The bride's sister Dawn was bridesmaid and Mr Brian McCreath was best man.

Miss Janice McClymont, 18 Riverbank, Gatehouse, and Mr Brian MacTaggert, 8 Braeside Crescent, Haugh-of-Urr, after their marriage in Castle Douglas. Matron of honour was Mrs Sandra McMinn and the best man was Mr David Mitchell.



Miss Hilary Smith, Torrs, Castle Douglas, and Mr Robin Austin, Boreland of Girthon, were married at St Andrew's Church, Castle Douglas.


 

 

Both the 'groom and best man chose full Highland dress when Miss Sharon-Rose Stewart, of Bush O'Bield, Anwoth Road, Gatehouse, was married to Mr James White, Double Lodges, Gatehouse, in Anwoth Parish Church on May 26. Miss Anne-Marie Stewart was bridesmaid and the flower girl was Nicola-Francesca Stewart. Mr Roy White was the best man.

 

Married at Anwoth Parish Church, Gatehouse, were Mr Alan David Reed, 12 Kilmirren Avenue, Stranraer, and Miss Pearl May Millar, West Lodge, Cardoness, Gatehouse. The bride was attended by Mrs Gwen McSkimming, Miss Noreen Reed and Miss Jean Hunter. Mr William McSkimming was best man.


Married in Girthon Parish Church, Gatehouse, Mr David Samson McRobert, 2 Threave Road, Rhonehouse, and Miss Fiona Christine Crosbie, 14 High Street, Gatehouse. The bride was attended by Mrs M McKie as matron of honour.
 

 


 


Miss Maureen Johnstone, Dromore, Gatehouse of Fleet and Mr Alan Cowan, 46 Cammo Grove, Barnton, Edinburgh, after their wedding in Girthon Parish Church. The bride was attended by Miss Sandra Johnstone and Miss Valerie Higgins. Mr Bruce Neilson was best man.



Miss Margaret McCarlie, Rainton, Gatehouse, and Mr Eric Mackay, Ravenspark, Irvine, after their marriage in Girthon Parish Church, Gatehouseon August 8th. The bridesmaid was Miss Anne Fergusson and Susan and Claire McCarlie were flower girls, John and Andrew McCarlie were page boys and Mr William Hunter was best man.


Signing the register after their wedding in Anwoth and Girthon Church, Gatehouse on October 24 are Miss Agnes McCulloch, Knocktwice, Auchenlarie and Mr Charles Coid of Creetown. The matron of honour was the bride'd sister Mrs Mary Cowan and the bridesmaid Miss Sandra Cowan. Flower girl was Agnes Johnstone and page boy John NcCulloch, The best man was Mr Robert McDonald.


Leaving St Ringan's Church, Castle Douglas after their wedding on October 1st are Miss Caroline Bonn, Threipmuir, St George's, Castle Douglas and Mr George Taylor, Disdow, Gatehouse, The bridesmaids were Miss Louise Bonn and Dr Susan Halliday. Mr David Austin was best man.

 

Girthon Church, Gatehouse was the scene for the wedding on July 24 of Miss Alexandra Gilmour of 21 Catherine Street, Gatehouse, and Mr William McTaggart, 9 Braeside, Haugh of Urr. The bride was attended by Miss Elizabeth Scatchard with Natasha Grant as flower girl and Mr John McTaggart was best man.


Cutting the cake after their recent wedding are Miss Veronica McKenzie, 17 Fleet Street, Gatehouse, and Mr David Ansley of Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire.


Married in St Andrew's Parish Church, Castle Douglas on February 27 were Miss Elaine Irene McKay, 17 Greenhall Road, Bridge of Dee and Mr Edgar Scott Patterson, 12 Abercromby Road, Castle Douglas. The bridesmaids were Misses Ina Anderson, Linda Scott and Rosaly Johnstone and Mr Michael Collins was best man.

Married recently in Anwoth Church, Gatehouse were Miss Christine Dougan of 38 Riverbank, Gatehouse and Mr Robert Douglas of Barlauchlan Farm, Newton Stewart. The bride was attended by her sister Miss Sandra Dougan and Mr Thomas McCulloch was best man.

 


Miss Helen Callaghan, 104 Community Road, Bellshill, and Mr Andrew Johnstone, Dromore Farm, Gatehouse, after their wedding in St John's Church, Castle Douglas on September 29. The bride was attended by Miss Donna Callaghan and Miss Elizabeth Whittaker with Victoria Lamont as flower girl and Matthew Lamont as pageboy. Mr William Johnstone was best man.

 

Miss Patricia Milne of 22 Fleetside, Gatehouse and Mr David Heron of Glenview, Twynholm, pictured after their wedding in Girthon Church. The bridesmaids were the Misses Carys Davidson and Susan Prentice and the best man was Mr William Ingram.

 


Pictured cutting the cake after their recent wedding at Kelton Church are Miss Julie Davidson, 14 Douglas Terrace, Gelston, and Mr Alister Johnstone, Dromore Farm, Gatehouse. The bride was attended by Wendy Davidson, Sandra Johnstone and Paula Griffiths. Andrew Johnstone was best man.


Wedding day smiles from Miss Kate Jameson, Hillfoot, Gatehouse, and Mr Andrew Youge, 4 Maxfield Road, London, after their wedding in Anwoth Church. The bride was attended by Annabelle Youge, Bettsie Jameson, Sophia Jameson and Kate McCulloch. Mr Michael Jaffe was best man.

Private David Parker and his bride Margaret Grant who were married by special license at Gatehouse.


Pictured after their recent wedding in Girthon Church, Gatehouse are Miss Lynden Jowle, Kenick, Bakers Dozen, Gatehouse, and Mr Derek McCrae, Glaister Farm, Corsock. Matron of Honour was Mrs Lesley Robertson and Miss Anne Wrelton was bridesmaid. The best man was Mr Neil Thomson.