Annie celebrates 100th birthday landmark

Annie Davey with her 100th birthday card from The Queen. Picture by FRANK REID
Annie Davey with her 100th birthday card from The Queen. Picture by FRANK REID
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A CARE home’s oldest resident celebrated her 100th birthday with her friends, family and favourite DVDs.

Centenarian Annie Davey celebrated reaching the milestone at Sheraton Court Care Home, in Warren Road, Hartlepool, on Sunday.

Proud Annie, who moved into the home around 15 months ago, said she thoroughly enjoyed the celebrations.

“It was a lovely day and a lovely way to celebrate my birthday, I am very lucky,” she said.

Annie was brought up in South Shields, where she worked in a local cinema, and served as a telephonist in the RAF during the Second World War.

She never married and her only serious boyfriend was sadly killed during the last war.

After her mum passed away more than 50 years ago, Annie spent many years caring for her dad, Arthur, until he also sadly died.

Annie, who had a sister, Mary, and a brother, Robin, moved to Hartlepool in 2009 to be closer to her remaining family members, her niece, Valerie Lacey, 76, and Valerie’s husband, Douglas, 79.

Douglas, who lives in Sunny blunts, Peterlee, said: “Annie grew up with such a wonderful family life.

“They were great family people.

“Annie has worked and cared for family members throughout her life, but she has never drank and always been quite relaxed.”

Carole Thomson, manager at Sheraton Court Care Home, said it’s a pleasure to spend time with Annie.

She said: “She is such a kind, loving lady.

“It is the first time we have celebrated a 100th birthday in the home, so it was really nice.

“Annie’s family visited and she watched some of her favourite films in the lounge with the residents.”