Local Celebrity Visits The Hub....

We had a lovely surprise when a local well known actor popped into The HUB. Derek Lord dropped in one night to visit us much to the delight of our Development Worker Martin. Derek who is probably best known for his role as Davie Sneddon in the hit Scottish soap opera Take the High Road was also recently in the HBO Emmy Award winning Game of Thrones series. Martin had personal memories of the actor and we thought it was a lovely story and should be shared........

“About 25/30 years ago Derek Lord was having a drink in the Heywood Hotel in Skelmorlie. My wife’s Best friend was getting married that day (pictured with her Dad) Derek Lord was one of her favourite actors and she loved Take the high road.

So, her just married husband asked Derek Lord if he would dance with his bride. He agreed and went up and tapped Sheila’s Dad on the shoulder (after his wedding dance with his daughter). Her father agreed and it was a magic moment in the brides memory as she danced with her favourite actor......All of the Family met him and he stayed for some drinks and spent time at the wedding with the family.
When I met him that night in The HUB, I told him the story of the Wedding Dance and he could not believe I mentioned it. He had just been telling his wife that day the story and it brought back so many memories for him and he even remembered the brides name “Sheila”..
I contacted my wife right there and then and she contacted Sheila and she sent me her wedding picture with her Dad to let Derek Lord see it. Sheila’s Dad is now dead and I told him this. Derek Lord got got quite emotional and wanted to know if Sheila would let him have the picture as it was such a cherished memory for her, her Dad and family and also for him.....Sheila agreed and this is me thanking Derek Lord for making Sheila’s night..............Yet again. 🎩 👰 ❤️❤️❤️👏👏👏👏”
— Martin Mulholland
 Martin all chuffed with Derek Lord. 

Martin all chuffed with Derek Lord. 

 Beautiful Sheila and her Dad on her Wedding Day. 

Beautiful Sheila and her Dad on her Wedding Day. 

We want to say a BIG HUB THANK YOU to Derek for popping in and making our Martins night, but also for making Sheila's night too. Please don't be a stranger and come in anytime. You are always welcome!! 

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