TEN YEARS AGO Fri­day Novem­ber 28, 2008

Campbeltown Courier - - NEWS -

Dolly cel­e­brates her cen­te­nary

You need more than one party for a life as full as Dolly Sil­cock’s. A re­mark­able Ar­gyll woman cel­e­brated her 100th birth­day in Camp­bel­town on Mon­day. He­len Anne Sil­cock, née Steven­son, known to one and all as Dolly, was vis­ited by Lord Lieu­tenant Patrick Ste­wart who pre­sented her with a bou­quet and her tele­gram from HM Queen and by Coun­cil­lor Rory Colville, who gave her a bou­quet on be­half of Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil. Mrs Sil­cock was born at In­ver­cr­eran, Glen­cr­eran, the youngest of the five chil­dren of Alexan­der and He­len Steven­son; her fa­ther was the gar­dener at ‘the big house’. At the age of eight, the fam­ily moved to Falkirk where things like trams, traf­fic and shops were all new to her. ‘You saw such poverty,’ Mrs Sil­cock said, re­mem­ber­ing shar­ing an ap­ple with chil­dren in the play­ground. ‘You saw chil­dren with patched clothes. There’s no poverty like that to­day.’

Dolly Sil­cock with, from left, Coun­cil­lor Rory Colville, Lord Lieu­tenant Patrick Ste­wart and Julie McLel­lan, Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil.

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