A resident at Avon Lodge care centre in Kingswood, Bristol, has marked her 103rd birthday with a special celebration held at the home. Kathleen Davies turned 103 on 5th January and was joined by friends, relatives, residents and staff at a birthday tea hosted by the Avon Lodge team, with plenty of cake, cards and smiles.
Kathleen moved to the home in 2017, having lived in Bristol for the past five years. Kathleen was originally born in Chester and went to school there. She met her husband who was a Curate in Hoole outside Chester and they married in Clynnog in 1941.
Mr Davies was an honorary Canon at Chester Cathedral and Kathleen worked with the Red Cross during the battle of Dunkirk. A proud moment for Kathleen came when she was invited to Buckingham Palace and met the Queen, along with her daughter, to mark the work her husband did with the church.
Kathleen was widowed ten years ago and moved to Bristol five years ago. She has three daughters, seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Confirmed Pam Amsmeyer, Manager at Avon Lodge Care Centre: “Kathleen is happy and settled here at Avon Lodge and a real part of our home. We were all delighted to help Kathleen celebrate her 103rd birthday.
“When asked what her secret is for getting to the amazing age of 103, Kathleen replied “good humour, contentment, dogs and hard work!”