A COUPLE celebrated their first Valentine's Day together - 53 years after they first met.
Accrington woman Val Scott and John Goldie are now planning to marry after getting together through the Internet's Friends Reunited.
A grainy black and white photograph reminds them of the days when they were youngsters in the late 1940s. They grew up in Penilee, Glasgow, but never met as adults until a school reunion last May.
Mother-of-two Val, 56, a retired nurse, posted a message on the website - John, 57, saw the message, replied and it wasn't long before they decided to meet.
And the rest ... as they say ... is history!
- Read more about their story in this week's Observer