A SPECIAL party was held at a Broch nursing home recently to celebrate the 100th birthday of one of its residents.
Balloons, banners and songs filled the halls of Faithlie Care Home as residents turned out to wish resident Margaret Pert all the best on reaching her centenary.
The day was made more special with the arrival of a telegram from Her Majesty The Queen in this, her Diamond Jubilee year.
Heavy rain could not even dampen the spirits of the day, which Margaret shared with her large family including her children and grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Margaret was born on July 30, 1912 at Kennedy’s Buildings,Longhaven.
Leaving school at age 14, she cycled to work each day to Cruden Bay, where she worked in the laundry of the village’s Station Hotel.
It was in 1933 that she married her husband, Alexander Pert, at Boddam.
The couple went on to have four children, two girls, Margaret (77) and Stella (72), and two boys, Steven (78) and Ernest, who sadly died aged two-and-a-half in 1952.
Unfortunately Alexander died in 1965, aged 55.
Margaret lived alone at Queens Crescent, Rosehearty, until June of last year, when she moved to Faithlie Care Home.
Today, Margaret has a family of nine grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.