Family help Nan celebrate 100th birthday

All smiles...Provost Logan with NanAll smiles...Provost Logan with Nan
All smiles...Provost Logan with Nan
AGNES Oswald’s 100th birthday was celebrated with a visit to her home in Lanark from Provost Eileen Logan on Tuesday, April 22.

Agnes (Nan) Metcalfe Brownlie was born in Sunnybank Street in Dalmarnock near the banks of the River Clyde.

Nan had three brothers and three sisters; she was the second youngest.

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She and her husband were married in 1942. Nan has many stories to tell about the war, especially when her mother’s house was damaged during an air raid over Bridgeton.

Mr Oswald sadly died aged just 63 years. He was a kind and sociable man and in his younger days enjoyed ballroom dancing at local dances at his Tennis Club.

Nan loved her mother’s home town Rothesay and Nan moved there when her husband died to share a flat with her sister Janet.

But she came to live with her daughter Marion in Lanark three years ago.

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Nan still has one family member alive from her generation, cousin Margaret Torrance (92). She also has four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

For more on this story pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette which is in the shops now.