Elderly residents mark Queen’s 90th birthday

Mina Turnbull, Ron Breckon, Margaret Stevens with Northumberland County Council Warden Helen Clark.
Mina Turnbull, Ron Breckon, Margaret Stevens with Northumberland County Council Warden Helen Clark.

Elderly residents in Rothbury today held their own special celebrations to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Residents from Rodsley Court Sheltered Housing Scheme put up flags and the bunting, baked cakes and laid on an afternoon celebration filled with fun and friendship.

Ron Breckon, Joan Woodburn, George Thompson, Margaret Stevens and Ann Forsythe with Northumberland County Council Warden Helen Clark (middle) Jack Wheallans, Michael Milburn and Mina Turnbull (front forward).

Ron Breckon, Joan Woodburn, George Thompson, Margaret Stevens and Ann Forsythe with Northumberland County Council Warden Helen Clark (middle) Jack Wheallans, Michael Milburn and Mina Turnbull (front forward).

Mina Turnbull, who turns 90 next year, has lived in the Northumberland County Council-run Rodsley Court for seven years.

She said: “Most of us are Royalists and we thought it would be nice to do something to mark the occasion. We’ve decorated the court with flags and bunting to make it feel like a real celebration and we’ve all been busy baking.

“We sat together and had afternoon tea and then had a quiz. It’s been a wonderful day.”

Rodsley Court residents recently won the Best Community Group category in the council-run Spirit of the Community Awards for all their fund-raising efforts.