THE saying ‘age is just a number’ is very apt for Hartley Eastwood.

The former mill worker is still going strong at the ripe old age of 107.

His memory is still as sharp as ever as he regales staff with his entertaining stories.

And he enjoys listening to his beloved Clarets on the radio, keeping tabs on their promotion push.

He remembers them winning the FA Cup in 1914.

But his best memory is the Clarets beating their rivals Blackburn Rovers for the first time in 35 years – describing it as ‘a great present’.

His devotion to his team is remarkable. He even recalls watching his first game in 1919 like it was yesterday.

Staff at Dove Court, Burnley, where Hartley has been a resident since 2008, say he is a great character and always has a story to tell.

The younger generation have much to learn from people like Hartley as there are not many people from his generation still around.

We should all spend more time with our older relatives as they have amazing stories to tell.