‘Truly remarkable’ Hickathrift House resident Lucy celebrates her 100th birthday in Wisbech

Lucy Sheppard celebrated her 100th birthday this week.

Lucy Sheppard celebrated her 100th birthday this week. - Credit: Archant

Celebrations have been in full swing at Hickathrift House in Wisbech as one of its residents reached her centenary in style this week.

Lucy Sheppard was joined by staff, relatives, friends and other residents as she received a telegram from the Queen in recognition of her landmark birthday. A reception was held at the home and guests enjoyed a special birthday cake made to mark the occasion.

Lucy was born and raised in Elm and after meeting her husband, Reg, she had two sons, Victor and Ron.

Lucy was widowed in 1979, eight years after moving to Clenchwarton. She moved to Hickathrift House in 2012, where she is enjoying a new chapter of her life.

Jackalynne Shields, manager of Hickathrift House said: “We’re delighted to be celebrating a truly remarkable woman as she reaches this amazing milestone.

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“Lucy is such a popular resident who is loved by all of the staff and residents here.

“We look forward to more time with Lucy as she breaks into her next century.”

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