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Lanark resident Agnes Shankie celebrates 100th birthday

Provost Ian McAllan and Deputy Lieutenant of Lanarkshire John McKenzie celebrated the achievement

Lanark resident Agnes Shankie was visited by Provost Ian McAllan and Deputy Lieutenant of Lanarkshire John McKenzie to celebrate her 100th birthday last month.

Agnes was born in Glasgow Maternity on 15 June 1917. She moved to New Lanark when she was about seven years old.  She worked in the New Lanark cotton mill and when it closed she then went to work in the shirt factory, before moving to work in Vogue until retiring.

Agnes had one brother and one sister. She married her husband, Alex, on 14 July 1938. They had two daughters, Margaret, who passed away in 2010, and Catherine, who now lives with her mother after moving from New Lanark.

Up until last year, Agnes still kept her garden tidy and enjoyed cooking nice dinners. Her mind is still as sharp as a tack and she can recall events and tell a story on almost any subject.

Agnes has four grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.