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Marshall's 80th Birthday
SWELL-KNOWN Stranraer figure Jimmy Marshall had an 80th birthday
party to remember.
his wish to have what he describes as "his two great loves",
grandson, Formula One Grand Prix racing ace David Coulthard
and Irish singing superstar Dominic Kirwan under one roof
he can still hardly believe it happened.
railwayman and councillor Jimmy, who lives at 36 Parklea Gardens,
Stranraer, thought he was going for a family meal in The Star
Inn in Twynholm, the home village of son-in-law Duncan Coulthard
and his wife, Jimmy’s daughter Joyce.
usually go in the car but this time we walked down",
Jimmy recalled to the ‘Free Press’ this week.
"On the way down from the house, Duncan told me the hallkeeper
was daft on railways and wanted a word".
instead of meeting the hallkeeper, Jimmy was greeted with
100 guests at a surprise birthday party.
was absolutely speechless", he said .