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Montrose woman turns 100-years-old

Diana Melville with, from left - Jack Melville, son; Diane Chapman, daughter; Caroline Muir, home manager

Diana Melville with, from left - Jack Melville, son; Diane Chapman, daughter; Caroline Muir, home manager

A Montrose woman celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends at the weekend.

Diana Melville, nee Pert, was born on March 23, 1914, at Mill Lane and her family marked her milestone birthday with a party at the Lochbank Manor residential home in Forfar where she stays.

Well-wishers included son Jack and his wife Romy, from Lincolnshire, daughter Diane Chapman, from Yorkshire, granddaughter Louise and great grandaughter Ellie. The family were also joined by Angus Provost Helen Oswald.

Mrs Melville has four grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Her husband, the late Tom Melville, who she married during the Second World War, was a letterpress printer on the Scottish Daily Express. In the 1970s he printed the Review when it was based in John Street.

Also at the birthday party was Diana’s nephew Jim Russell (80), who used to play part-time football for Montrose, Forfar, St Johnstone and Raith Rovers.

One of Mrs Melville’s relatives, Daniel West, was lighthouse keeper at Scurdiness and received a bravery medal from the Royal Humane Society for saving lives on a boat that hit the rocks near the Ferryden lighthouse.

 

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