Cathcart woman Jean collects her letter from the Queen

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Many happy returns to Cathcart resident Jean Jolly, who celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by family at the weekend.

Mrs Jolly moved to the area more than 65 years ago with husband James William Jolly.

She has been a prominent member of the community since, whether it was volunteering at Cathcart Trinity Church (then Cathcart South) or as a founding member of the Glasgow South division of the Trefoil Guild.

Jean also volunteered for the National Trust for Scotland, and acted as a guide at Holmwood House until she was 90 years old.

A mother of four and grandmother of nine — not to mention five great-grandchildren — Jean was visited by relatives from as far afield as San Diego, California, to mark the happy occasion.

Granddaughter Lisa — a former paper girl for The Extra — said: “The family were there so it was great to catch up, and Gran really rose to the occasion.

“She was passing round her card from the Queen exclaiming it was ‘the same picture that was in the Herald!’.

“When we asked her how does it feel to be 100, she said: “I have no idea how I got there!”

“We all had a wonderful time.”

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