A woman born a year after the outbreak of the First World War has just celebrated her 103rd birthday with family and friends at Camelot House and Lodge on Taunton Road, Wellington.
Sam Paddon, manager of Camelot House and Lodge, said: “Edith loves a party, and we certainly weren’t going to miss the chance to celebrate 103 years with her.
“She’s an amazing lady, and she thoroughly enjoyed her special day.”
Edith is an avid follower of sports, particularly football and rugby, and has an enduring passion for wildlife which she enjoys observing in the garden of Camelot Lodge.
Originally born in Manchester, Edith lived in many parts of the UK, before choosing to settle with her husband Cliff in Dulverton in her ‘favourite’ county of Somerset.
Her first job was as a clerical assistant, and 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.
Camelot House and Lodge is run by award-winning dementia-care providers Camelot Care.
For further information on Camelot Care visit: www.camelotcare.co.uk