100th birthday celebrations at Westerham Place

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A resident at Westerham Place care home in Westerham has celebrated her 100th birthday with friends and family at the home.

 

Marjorie Day enjoyed a party with fellow residents and members of her family and received a special card from the Queen to mark the occasion.

 

During the Second World War, Marjorie worked at Heal’s where she made and inspected parachutes. Later in life, Marjorie was a school dinner lady at a local school in West Croydon.

 

Marjorie married her late husband Gordon and they had a son, Roger. She also has two granddaughters and two great-grandchildren.

 

Marjorie and Gordon were keen on dancing and ran their own local dance club. She was also a keen knitter and made many items for her family.

 

Marjorie said: “I’ve had a great day; it was such a nice surprise to see all my family and the balloons were lovely.”

 

Claire Davis, home manager at Westerham Place, said: “It’s a pleasure to have Marjorie at Westerham Place.

 

“On behalf of the staff and residents, I’d like to wish her a very ‘happy birthday’.

 

“We had a lovely time celebrating and we hope Marjorie did too.”

 

Westerham Place is part of Wren Retirement Living and is currently managed by Healthcare Management Solutions. The home is rated ‘Good’ overall by the CQC.

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