Jim sails to 100

NBENBE120319a2, Osmaston grange care home, Belper. 100th birthday of Jim Atterbury, with daughters Jean Ratcliffe, Margaret Rowland, Anne Caulton and manager judith Sisson.
NBENBE120319a2, Osmaston grange care home, Belper. 100th birthday of Jim Atterbury, with daughters Jean Ratcliffe, Margaret Rowland, Anne Caulton and manager judith Sisson.

A BELPER man who was born in the same year that the Titanic sank was celebrating his 100th birthday today.

Jim Atterbury was born in Belper on March 20 - a matter of weeks before the famous maritime tragedy. Jim lived in the town until his marriage to Elsie, when they moved to Holbrook.

He has three daughters and one son - Margaret, Jean, Anne and Martin - as well as eight grandchildren and 11 greatgrandchildren. He worked as a warehouseman at Belper Mills and in Derby. Daughter Jean Radcliffe said Jim was visited by his large family to mark the special day.