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.