Luda celebrates her 100th birthday in Lesmahagow home

Auchlochan, South Lanarkshire, GBR - 05 April: Mrs Hilda May Triggs celebrated her 100th birthday on Friday 05 April 2013 in Auchlochan, South Lanarkshire. Mrs Triggs', her family and friends along with the Provost of South Lanrkshire, Deputy Lord Lieutenant and local councillors attended a party in her honour in Auchlochan Garden Village. (Photo by David Gordon)
Auchlochan, South Lanarkshire, GBR - 05 April: Mrs Hilda May Triggs celebrated her 100th birthday on Friday 05 April 2013 in Auchlochan, South Lanarkshire. Mrs Triggs', her family and friends along with the Provost of South Lanrkshire, Deputy Lord Lieutenant and local councillors attended a party in her honour in Auchlochan Garden Village. (Photo by David Gordon)

A GRAND old lady, Hilda May Triggs – known as Luda – celebrated her 100th birthday at Auchlochan Garden Village in Lesmahagow.

Hilda spent most of her life in England, but moved to Auchlochan in June 2006, and she has been enjoying her time there and making many new friends.

She was born in Aldershot where her father served as a Sergeant Major with the Queen’s Bays. One of her younger brothers had difficulty saying her name and she became known as Luda.

For more of the story, see the Carluke and Lanark Gazette.