The 102nd birthday of Edith Robinson on 29 July was marked with a special party attended by her family and friends at Camelot House and Lodge on Taunton Road, Wellington.

Originally born in Manchester, Edith has lived in many parts of the UK, settling eventually in Dulverton in her ‘favourite’ county of Somerset.

Edith’s earliest job was as a clerical assistant, but she also did retail work including shops such as Debenhams. Edith loved travelling around the country with her husband Cliff, who she married in 1940, in their sports car.

During the Second World War she followed Cliff round the country, including in Ireland and Brighton, taking whatever jobs were available to enable the couple to stay together.

Cliff and Edith celebrated their Diamond Wedding anniversary in 2000 with a telegraph from the Queen. Sadly Cliff passed away in 2002.

Edith continues her life-long passion of knitting for her family, and also loves watching sports on television, particularly football and rugby. She has an enduring passion for wildlife, which she still enjoys observing in the gardens of Camelot House and Lodge.

Bonnie Frear, deputy manager for Camelot House and Lodge, said: “Edith is a very special person and we felt privileged to be able to help her celebrate her 102nd birthday, which she seemed to thoroughly enjoy.”

The care team at Camelot House and Lodge, run by specialist dementia-care providers Camelot Care, were recently named winners for End of Life Care in the 2017 Care Focus South West Awards.

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