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Alice celebrates her 105th birthday

Alice was born on the 1st November 1912 and lived most of her life in the Coventry area before moving to Long Sutton to be closer to her family in 2003.  She spent most of her life working in industry and retired at the age of 70.  She enjoyed a long and happy marriage, reaching 58 years of married life before her husband passed away.

Alice has lived through both the World Wars and has vivid memories of the Blitz, as Coventry was heavily bombed. Alice has also lived through many other major events, including the Queen’s coronation and wedding.

Alice lived completely independently on her own until a few years ago and still maintains her independence and is enjoying her time at the Hospital.  She celebrated her birthday with family and  some special visitors who had come all the way from America to see her.

Alice puts down her long life to taking everything in moderation. Happy Birthday Alice.

 

Annie Limming of Holbeach Turns 101 years

Holbeach Hospital resident Annie Limming celebrated her 101st Birthday on 23rd February surrounded by family and staff at the Hospital.

Annie, was a familiar face to shoppers at J.W. Limming pet and garden supplies in Fleet Street, Holbeach, from the day it was opened by her late husband Jack in 1960 until her retirement 25 years later.  Jack and Annie were married for almost 40 years until his death in 1977 and had three children, two grandchildren and a great grandchild.  holbeach hospitalAnnie was born in Holbeach St. Johns where she lived until she married Jack at the age of 21.  During and after WWII, Annie worked as a nurse in various hospitals until Jack opened Limmings when he converted the couple’s living room into a shop for farmers and growers.  At the time of her birth, in February 1916, George V was King and Herbert Asquith was Prime Minister.  Annie was born at the stroke of midnight between the 23rd and 24th February.

Her children, Jackie, Rosie and Patrick claim the secret to her longevity is down to her hardy upbringing, including drinking fresh unpasteurised  milk straight from the farm, being persistently stubborn and a lifetime of hard work and graft.  Mrs Limming used to go out in her 70s and help ‘old folk’ with their gardening, often people younger than herself.  She was very active right up to her early 90s and has always helped people; never thinking of herself as on ‘old person.’  She also somewhat goes against current health advice and has always drank full fat cream milk and very little water.

Her children also put her long life down to the excellent care she has received at Holbeach Hospital since becoming a resident in 2009.  She is currently Holbeach Hospital’s second oldest resident.  Manager, Maxine Winch, said “Annie still likes playing cards and greatly enjoys the entertainment and music and movement.”

Alice celebrates 104th Birthday at Holbeach Hospital

Holbeach Hospital resident, Alice Howe, celebrated her 104th  birthday on 1st November with cakes, balloons and many gifts and cards.  She spent the day surrounded by family and staff.

008Alice was born on the 1st November 1912 and lived most of her life in the Coventry area before moving to Long Sutton to be closer to her family in 2003.  She spent most of her life working in industry and retired at the age of 70.  She enjoyed a long and happy marriage, reaching 58 years of married life before her husband passed away.

Alice has lived through both the World Wars and has vivid memories of the Blitz, as Coventry was heavily bombed. Alice has also lived through many other major events, including the Queen’s coronation and wedding.

Alice lived completely independently on her own until September of this year and still maintains her independence and is enjoying her time at the Hospital.  Alice puts down her long life to taking everything in moderation and taking one day at a time.

 

 

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