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Faith and a happy childhood

Gladys Steele who is celebrating her 100th birthday at Abbeyfield House in Warkworth.

Gladys Steele who is celebrating her 100th birthday at Abbeyfield House in Warkworth.

Gladys Steele, who lives at Abbeyfield House in Warkworth, celebrated her 100th birthday on Tuesday.

Born in Byker, she worked in various post offices in Newcastle and was a verger at her local church for 20 years before she moved to Warkworth in 1978.

Married to Henry, the couple had two sons, Peter and Geoff, and a daughter, Chris, who described her as an inspiration whose faith had kept her going.

Gladys also attributed her long life to a happy childhood.

Among the gifts she received was a bouquet of flowers from Warkworth Parish Council.

 

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