A card from the Queen, a sports afternoon and fun with the family for Gwen’s 100th birthday

Gwen Wilson with her daughters Shirely and Diana.

Gwen Wilson with her daughters Shirely and Diana. - Credit: Archant

Ten decades of memories were remembered with a special party at a care home in Chatteris.

Gwen Wilson at her 100th birthday party at the Gables Care Home in Chatteris.

Gwen Wilson at her 100th birthday party at the Gables Care Home in Chatteris. - Credit: Archant

Gwen Wilson was joined by family and friends for her 100th birthday at The Gables Care Home, Chatteris, where she lives.

Her special day, on September 11, began by opening her birthday card from the Queen and ended with a party, barbecue and games.

Gwen said: “I couldn’t have wished for a better party, I had a lovely day.”

Gwen was born in Hilgay, near Downham Market.

Gwen Wilson enjoys a game of skittles at her 100th birthday party at the Gables Care Home in Chatter

Gwen Wilson enjoys a game of skittles at her 100th birthday party at the Gables Care Home in Chatteris. - Credit: Archant


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Her family moved to March when Gwen was seven years old and she attended Coldham School.

She was a land army girl and says while it was hard work they had some lovely times too.

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It was during this time that she met her husband Cyril.

The pair had two daughters Shirley and Diana.

The Gables held a sports afternoon and barbecue, when more of Gwen’s family came over to see her.

She said: “It’s a birthday I will never forget.”

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