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Vintage Claret Hartley doesn't let derby draw spoil his big day
VINTAGE Claret Hartley Eastwood, who turned 106 yesterday, said a Burnley win would have made his birthday even better.
Mr Eastwood, who is believed to be one of the 10 oldest people in England, wore his Claret and Blue shirt at a special birthday party.
The former weaver was born in North Street, Burnley, in 1907, and has lived in Burnley and Nelson all his life.
Yesterday Mr Eastwood was treated to a buffet, music and a visit from the Mayor of Burnley Coun Charles Bullas with other residents at Dove Court Nursing Home, in Shuttleworth Street, Burnley, where he has lived for the past five years.
He said: “I’ve had a nice day. The buffet was lovely and I it was nice to have a visit from the mayor. It was nice to have a derby on my birthday. I have been a Burnley fan since I was young. It would have made my birthday even better if they had won. I hope I live to see Burnley win against Blackburn again.”