Happy 100th!

Mary’s spe­cial day

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Staff re­porter

Cam­bus­lang Bowl­ing Club held a spe­cial cel­e­bra­tion - as one of their mem­bers re­ceived a 100th birth­day tele­gram from the Queen.

Mar y Beat t i e, who stays in Glen­side Drive, in Ruther­glen, was 100 years old on Tues­day, June 9.

Mary has been a mem­ber of Cam­bus­lang Bowl­ing Club since 1980, she be­came pres­i­dent in 1990 and is now an honorary pres­i­dent.

To mark the oc­ca­sion, the bowl­ing club held a birth­day party for Mary on her birth­day at the club

Mar y was born in Farme Cross and at­tended Gal­lowflat School in Ruther­glen.

Af­ter leav­ing school she worked in a to­bac­conist, a hosiery maker, then t Clyde Pa­per Mill. Dur­ing the war at Stewart and Lloyds she was an in­spec­tor of qual­ity for bombs. Af­ter that she worked in Clyde Pa­per Mill again.

And it was through work­ing in Clyde Pa­per Mill that she met her hus­band, Daniel Beat­tie.

They mar­ried and had one son, Jim. Mary now has two grand­chil­dren, Jan­ice and Stu­art, and five great- grand­chil­dren ,Martin, Rob­bie Caitlin, Alexan­dra and Ross.

She has lived in Glen­side Drive since 1960. As well as a keen bowler, Mary was also a tal­ented knit­ter.

And to celebrate Mary turn­ing 100, her fam­ily also held a party for her at East­field Com­mu­nity Hall which was very well at­tended.

Mary’s grand­daugh­ter Jan­ice said: “Thanks to ev­ery­one who came along to the party.”

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