Hogmanay 65th wedding anniversary of John & Phyllis Nicoll

by Johnny Nicoll

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This Hogmanay marks the 65th wedding anniversary of John and Phyllis (nee Meek) Nicoll of the Dundee Bingham Ward, Dundee Scotland Stake.

They were married on the 31st December 1955. Both worked on the Toblerone line (yes, Toblerone was made in Dundee) at the Keillers sweetie factory on Mains Loan, Dundee. 

Phyllis worked on the chocolate moulds and John was an almond crusher and finished product packer.  Their eyes met across the production line and they soon fell in love despite Phyllis being four years John's senior (she was 22 and he was 18).

Their love and companionship has blossomed and endured the years as they've worked together, travelled the world together, served together and remain entirely committed to each other.

Phyllis was baptised in December 1950 and recently celebrated 70 years of faithful church membership and service. John was baptised 15 years after their marriage in 1970. They were sealed in the London England Temple in 1971. John and Phyllis have both served in various branch, ward, district and stake callings throughout the years but particularly enjoyed serving together in the Preston England Temple as Ordinance Workers, and as ward Family History Consultants.

John and Phyllis have two 'children' Carol and Johnny, 5 grandchildren, Nicola, Karen, Holly, Paul and Rose, and 6 great grandchildren, Meghan, Lucas, Parker, Grayson, Amelia and Nathan.

Despite both of them approaching 88 and 84 years of age they remain committed to ministering and looking after the “older” members within their home ward. Johnny describes his mum and dad as the “greatest example a son could possibly hope for”