Carlton resident Ann Eaton described 103 as “just a number” as she celebrated her remarkable birthday in style yesterday (10).
Steamed fish with hollandaise sauce and vegetables and a variety of puddings were on the menu as friends, family and staff at Braywood Gardens Residential Home in Carlton came together for a big party (10) to celebrate Ann’s special day.
The 103-year-old said the secret to a long life was ‘having a good family’.
She told people at the party she used to enjoy going out on the town when she was younger.
“I used to go dancing in the dance hall at the other end of Nottingham every Saturday as I didn’t care much for The Palais,” she said.
Ann also enjoyed cycling as a teenager and regularly took trips out into the country with her husband, who was her boyfriend at the time.
She said: “We used to do a lot of cycling and stop over at youth hostels. They were a shilling a night.
“I wouldn’t ride a bike now because back then there wasn’t a lot of cars. There’s too much traffic these days.”
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