CLYDEBANK’s Edinbarnet Nursing Home popped the champagne corks recently to celebrate the 100th birthday of one of their residents - William “Bill” Anderson.

Bill, who was born in Clydebank, attended Whitecrook Primary and then Clydebank High. On leaving school Bill became an apprentice engineer with Drysdale’s until the late 1970s when he joined Weirs Pumps in Cathcart, Glasgow, where he was employed until his retiral.

Bill, who is widowed, has two daughters, Margaret from Clydebank and Catherine from Stoke. He also has five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. A spokesman for the home said: “He has impaired vision and hearing but still enjoys a chat about old times.”

The mark Bill’s milestone birthday, he celebrated with a family party at the home and also received a special telegram from Her Majesty The Queen, which was read to him by Deputy Lieutenant Lumsden Mathieson. He also received a card and gifts from West Dunbartonshire Council, which was presented to him on their behalf by Provost William Hendrie.