Alice celebrates a century with special guests

Alice Laughran celebrates her 100th birthday
Alice Laughran celebrates her 100th birthday

A birthday card from the Queen, flowers from the Provost, family meal and messages of congratulations were all part of the 100th birthday celebrations for Alice Laughran.

Alice, nee Eley, was born in Craigneuk, was married to Joe and they had three children. She is now a contented resident in Netherdale Nursing Home in Netherton.

North Lanarkshire Provost Jim Robertson and DL John McKenzie visited Alice on her birthday with the best wishes of the Queen and the Council, and joined in a tea party with family and staff of Netherdale Home, complete with a special cake and candles spelling out 100 years.

Her family, including her only surviving brother Jimmy Eley, were present at a celebration lunch held in the Cherry Tree Bar, beside the nursing home.

In her one hundred years, Alice has lived through two world wars, seen space conquered and man walking on the moon, the advent of television which she still enjoys, and the development of the electronic communications age which she can take or leave!