Special birthday celebrations for Whittlesey resident as she turns 100

Mrs Green 'Mary' had a wonderful 100th birthday celebration at The Hermitage Care Home in Whittlesey

Mrs Green 'Mary' had a wonderful 100th birthday celebration at The Hermitage Care Home in Whittlesey - Credit: Archant

Champagne, cake and birthday wishes from America were all part of celebrations as a popular former teacher from Whittlesey turned 100.

Mary Green was joined by family and friends at The Hermitage Care Home on July 27.

Mary Green was joined by family and friends at The Hermitage Care Home on July 27. - Credit: Archant

Mary Green was joined by family and friends at The Hermitage Care Home on July 27.

An ‘open house’ for Mary’s visitors was held throughout the day, with servings of birthday cake and champagne.

Mary, formerly of Beggars Bridge Farm, taught at Alderman Jacobs School between 1961-1984.

“It was very evident how very well respected Mary was as a family member, friend, neighbour, work colleague and teacher,” said care home manager Judy Wilson.


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“There were many Facebook comments left on The Whittlesey Town Free Discussion Group and the Whittlesey Community Page from as far afield as America.”

Mary had a special greeting from the Queen and staff also arranged a celebration tea party for her on July 29.

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Judy continued: “Messages have been very warmly appreciated. By just reading these messages myself I get a sense of what a wonderful person Mary has been.

“She has helped numerous children with their reading skills.

“One special memory from a staff member at The Hermitage is the school report Mary had written when Linda was five-years-old.

“Linda still has this report and was delighted to show Mary this from 46 years ago.”

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