A ton of fun at Nancy’s party!
Wishaw’s Nancy Weir celebrated her 100th birthday with daughter Jennifer, family and friends, above
It’s been a week to remember for super centenarian Nancy Weir.
Wishaw born and bred, Nancy celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by family and friends at Morningside Care Home.
The residents were certainly happy to see Nancy and held a tea party just two days after she moved into the home, having lived in Ryde Road in Coltness since 1951.
Grand- daughter Sarah Hannaford travelled up from the Midlands to celebrate Nancy’s important milestone.
She said: “Gran also moved into Morningside last Wednesday and then had her birthday on Friday so it’s been a big week for her.
“Although I travelled up from the Midlands we also have a lot of family in the north-east but everyone has tried to get up to see her. She also got a delivery of flowers from Bell’s Florist in Caledonian Road. They have been coming to gran’s for over 20 years.”
Nancy was born on February 2, 1918, and brought up in McAlpine Street and also lived in Leighton Street.
She worked at Cassells Ironmongery shop on Kirk Road until she got married.
Following the outbreak of World War Two, she became an air raid warden in the town and still entertains everyone with one of her favourite songs “In My Wee Gas Mask”.
She also developed a keen interest in amateur dramatics.
She married childhood sweetheart Jim in 1946 with the couple having met at school.
Jim was master butcher and manager at the Glasgow Road branch of James Chapman (Butchers) Ltd and they were married for 58 years until Jim sadly passed away at the age of 86 in 2004.
The couple had two daughters, Jennifer and Anne, as well as two grandchildren Sarah and Kirstin.
Nancy was Sunday school teacher at Chalmers Church ( now South Wishaw Parish Church). She also took an active role in the Girls Association ( GA) singing a range of songs and performing in plays several times a year.
She was an adventurous cook as well as an excellent baker and would walk down to the orchards on Clydeside to buy fruit to turn into jam each summer.
When she was younger she also had a talent for knitting, crochet and dressmaking.
Sarah added: “Gran and grandpa met when they were only five or six but lost touch.
“They met again when they were at high school and were together ever since.”