Sindlesham resident marks 100 with birthday bash

BIRTHDAY celebrations for a Sindlesham resident have lifted spirits in lockdown.

Margaret Bradley, a resident at Lord Harris Court care home marked her 100th birthday on Thursday, March 18.

The staff arranged an afternoon tea for Margaret and her fellow residents to enjoy on the day along with a visit from her daughter Meriel and grandson Jonathan.

Meriel said her mother is a “resilient and strong-willed feminist”.

“I loved to travel with my mother and before the war we mainly travelled to Europe together,” she added.

Margaret considered travelling as one of her greatest achievements.

Born in Wembley, Middlesex, she grew up in London where she married her husband Frank with whom she had two children.

Having separated from her Mother and siblings during the Second World War, Margaret cherishes how close she is with family today.

After the war, Margaret worked as a librarian in a hospital and ran her own poodle clipping business.

Margaret said: “I have survived through determination, being independent and strong minded.

“I never gave up, and I’ve alwaysbeen respectful of others.”

Abigail Cranston, home manager at Lord Harris Court, said: “It was an honour to celebrate Margaret’s 100th birthday at our home.

“She is a wonderful lady who is much loved and her party lifted all our spirits.”

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