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100 years for Edith

Birthday girl Edith Stainthorpe with her daughter Anne Nichols and Michael Ratliff from Ravensmount Residential Care Home.

Birthday girl Edith Stainthorpe with her daughter Anne Nichols and Michael Ratliff from Ravensmount Residential Care Home.

Celebrating her 100th birthday with a telegram from the Queen, centenarian Edith Stainthorpe still knows have to have a good time.

She enjoys a sherry or whisky every now and again and has seen a lot during her 100 years.

And last week Edith celebrated her century with family and friends at Ravensmount Care Home in Alnwick, where she now lives.

Edith was born in Milfield, near Wooler, but spent her early years in Kirkley, Ponteland, where her father was chauffeur to Lord Kirkley. Her family lived in a cottage on the estate.

She was schooled in Ponteland before becoming a nurse and driving ambulances during the Second World War.

Edith married 77 years ago and had two children, Anne, who lives in Lesbury, and Margaret, who lives in Norfolk.

She is also a doting grandmother to her two grandsons.

Last Thursday Edith celebrated with a party at the care home and received a telegram from the Queen.

Daughter Anne said: “Mum is very well looked after, very happy and glad to be in a warm friendly atmosphere.”

Ravensmount director Michael Ratliff and manager Su Ashburn said they were delighted to host another centennial party day for one of their residents.

 

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