Special celebration for Robert

Robert with family, friends, care home staff and North Lanarkshire provost Jim Robertson.

Robert with family, friends, care home staff and North Lanarkshire provost Jim Robertson.

Motherwell man Robert Hill has celebrated his 100th birthday at Avondale care home.

Robert grew up in the town and attended Muir Street PS. He had three sisters and seven brothers, all sadly deceased except for Daniel, who lives in America.

Robert worked in Harland and Wolff, Hurst Nelson, Colvilles and Ravenscraig. He was married to wife Jessie for a remarkable 73 years before she died seven years ago.

He has six children, 18 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 32 great great grand children. Thanks go to Greggs in Motherwell for donating a birthday cake.