Barley care home resident Jim celebrates 100th birthday surrounded by family

PUBLISHED: 12:03 25 November 2017

Jim Dargie, centre, at his 100th birthday party with his family in Barley. Picture: Margaret House

Jim Dargie, centre, at his 100th birthday party with his family in Barley. Picture: Margaret House


An OBE recipient living in Barley has celebrated his 100th birthday surrounded by his family.

Born in Dundee, James Dargie – known as Jim – was married to his late wife Greta for 47 years and has two children, Graeme and Morag, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, with another on the way.

Jim worked for Scottish Gas before becoming chief financial officer of the Glenrothes Development Corporation.

In 1975, he was appointed the first controller of audit for Scotland, running the Accounts Commission. In recognition of his services to public finance, he was awarded an OBE in 1982.

Jim has lived in Scotland for almost all his life, apart from serving in the Middle East during the war. He also enjoyed travelling the world until well into his 90s.

He moved to Margaret House residential and dementia care home in Church End, Barley, to be closer to family. Staff organised a party for him to mark his centenary birthday on Saturday last week, complete with cake and a birthday card from the Queen.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Royston Crow visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Royston Crow staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Royston Crow account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories


A trio of Meldreth pupils has met the Greater Cambridge Partnership Board, to promote the Melbourn to Royston cycle/walking link.

Yesterday, 17:57

Pupils at Therfield First School have taken part in their Gift of Giving project – which is now an annual tradition.

Yesterday, 16:25

Police have released CCTV images of a woman they would like to speak to as part of enquiries following an incident of shoplifting in Royston yesterday afternoon.

Yesterday, 12:23

The great nephew of a First World War soldier who lived in Shepreth and Fowlmere before settling in Belgium has spoken about his “tremendous” uncle – whose longing for home-soil creature comforts saw him brew his own now-famous beer weeks before the armistice.

Most read stories

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Read the Royston Crow e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Royston Crow weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy