Special 100th birthday at Shropshire care home


A popular resident at a Shropshire care home has celebrated her 100th birthday.


Flossie Timmins received a special message from the Queen congratulating her on her landmark birthday and was the guest of honour at a party laid on by staff at Myford House Nursing Home in Horsehay, where they put on a day of fun for the centenarian and her friends and family.


Flossie, who has lived at the Telford care home since 2015, is one of only 15,000 people in the UK who are currently over the grand age of 100 years old.


Born in Sandwell in 1918, animal-lover Flossie has lived through two world wars, several moon landings and two coronations – with King George V on the throne the day she was born.


Working for many years in the Black Country’s Hilltop Foundry as a grinder, Flossie met husband Sidney and went on to have four daughters and a total of 33 grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren.


Debbie Pugh, care home manager at Myford House, said: “Flossie is such a popular resident here and always gets involved in our activities. She loves to sing, listen to music, and generally wants to keep loving life. She is also our resident balloon tennis champion.


“We wanted to put on a special party for Flossie which also reflected her huge affection for animals.


“With that in mind, we managed to get a zoologist to come in with some meerkats, snakes and hedgehogs and that made for a really wonderful afternoon – helped also with singing, a birthday cake and a special presentation of her card from the Queen.


“We are delighted she had such a fabulous day. It was an honour to be part of something so special.”


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