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23rd Jan, 2022

Remarkable Edna gets her steps in as she marks 100th birthday

Ross Crawford 10th Jan, 2022

CELEBRATIONS have been in full swing at Fountains care home for one of its residents as she reached her 100th birthday at the turn of the New Year.

Edna Constable was joined by her loving family and staff as she received a telegram from the Queen in recognition of her landmark day.

She enjoyed an intimate celebration with her relatives, marked with a beautiful cake and a champagne toast at Fountains care home in Shirley, Solihull.

Edna as a young woman

A home movie DVD organised of the families younger years brought her further delight.

Edna was born in Yardley, Birmingham and during the Second World War, Edna had joined the Women’s Land Army to do her bvit for the war effort.

Her work included picking crops and driving tractors which she loved.

Following surgery she was discharged and returned to the workplace as a secretary and short hand writer.

In 1945 she married Eric and the couple went on to have two boys and together shared 50 years of happy marriage before Eric suddenly died in 1995.

Edna remained living at home until 2020 when she joined the Fountains family to enjoy a new chapter of her life.

General manager at Fountains Sonia Tenniswood said: “We’re delighted to be celebrating our second centenarian at Fountains since opening our doors in 2020.

“Edna is a truly remarkable woman as she reaches this amazing milestone. Edna is loved by all and an inspiration to everyone.

“She never fails to gets her steps in, inside and outside the home, when the weather allows and contributes this to maintaining her mobility.

“She is very special to us all at Fountains.”

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