Rugby resident celebrates 105th birthday on Valentine’s Day

Robert Anderson celebrated his 105th birthday on Valentine's Day

Robert Anderson celebrated his 105th birthday on Valentine's Day

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A popular Rugby resident celebrated his 105th birthday on Valentine’s Day.

Robert Anderson, known as Bob, enjoyed a party with residents and staff at Cherry Trees residential home in Dunchurch Road on Sunday.

Bob was born in Gateshead, Newcastle in 1911 and later moved to Rugby.

He has three children- two sons and one daughter - and is married.

The champion bowler still speaks of his sporting achievements and passions to this day. He also used to enjoy cross country running and was a keen gardener, and at one stage he had three allotments.

He has been at Cherry Trees residential home since 2011 and is loved by many.

Speaking of his 105 years of life and what he has learnt along the way, Bob said: “My advice to young people is to always be yourself and always be happy.

“Live everyday like it’s your last.”

When asked the secret to a long life, Bob said: “I don’t have any secrets, I was just a very fit and healthy young man.”