ONE of Inverclyde’s oldest residents has celebrated her 102nd birthday.

Sprightly Miss Janet Anderson lives at Bagatelle Care Home in Greenock.

Known to everyone as Nettie, she regularly attends social gatherings at the complex, and keeps up to date with the news by reading the Greenock Telegraph and watching TV.

She’s fiercely independent and previously lived in the neighbouring Bagatelle Court sheltered housing complex for 20 years before she moved to the care home in June.

To mark her milestone birthday, Nettie enjoyed a party surrounded by her friends and family, including her niece Catherine McLachlan.

Tots from Madeira Nursery also visited the care home to sing a song for Nettie.

Alison Shaw, who is the care home manager, said it was a privilege to celebrate Nettie’s special day.

She said: “It’s a privilege to be able to look after the residents and it’s so nice that their families trust us to do that — it’s a great honour.

“It’s a very rewarding job.

“Nettie is an absolute pleasure to have.”

Nettie was born on December 20 in 1915, a year after the start of the First World War.

She lived in South Street with her parents, John, who worked in the Torpedo Factory, and Kate, big sister Bessie and younger sister Marion, all of whom have passed away.

She attended Finnart Primary and Greenock High and worked in various offices, including at the Caddlehill Laundry and the Harbour Trust, and volunteered for many years with the Inverclyde League of Hospital Friends.

She was also a regular attender at the Mount Kirk until five years ago.

Care home boss Alison said: “Nettie is an absolute pleasure to have."