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Gladys walked her way to 100 years young

Gladys Angus celebrates her 100th birthday.

Gladys Angus celebrates her 100th birthday.

A walk a day will keep you going - that’s the motto of Gladys Angus who celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday.

Born and bred in Alnwick, she has no other secrets to growing old gracefully other than a lifetime of getting around on two feet.

And while Gladys uses a walker now, she still manages to do her shopping in town.

She said: “I’ve not done anything different from anybody else. I’ve just got on with things and lived a normal quiet life.”

Starting her life on Fenkle Street in 1913, she married Ray in 1941. The couple had three children together.

Ray died at the age of 45 in 1958. Gladys has five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Now living at St Paul’s Court in Alnwick, Gladys had a number of jobs in the town but her longest position was as secretary of St John’s First School where she worked for 32 years until she retired.

And Gladys is no stranger to technology.

She has an iPad and Facebook page and regularly uses Skype and emails to keep in touch with her family as well as enjoying online shopping.

She celebrated her birthday with a meal at the Jolly Fisherman in Craster with her family as well as a party at the regular coffee club at St Paul’s Court on Monday.

 

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