A GLASGOW woman felt privileged to celebrate her 100th birthday surrounded by several generations of her family.

Jean Thomson received a letter of congratulations from the Queen after reaching the special milestone on Wednesday.

The centenarian was born in Anderston in Glasgow, and despite her age, is still living in her own home in Knightswood, where she moved in 1977.

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Jean, who worked in the shipyards for years, met her first great-great-grandchild, making the day even more special, and shared stories of her long and happy life in the city.

She also shared tales of life in the war years, to when she worked as a machinist in the Singer sewing machine factory in Clydebank, and the awful story of the Cheapside Street whisky bond fire in 1960.

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Jean, who has two sons who have sadly passed away, has three grandchildren, a great-grandson, and a great-great-granddaughter.

Her grandson John said: “It is a happy time for the Thomson family and a reminder to us all of how life is slowly getting back to normal in this post-Covid world but also a celebration of a city’s history that Jean Thomson has helped to build, but also to be able to share with those lucky enough to hear the stories.”