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Gin-loving Kath celebrates 103rd birthday in Westward Ho!

PUBLISHED: 15:15 11 September 2017 | UPDATED: 15:20 11 September 2017

Kath Parris turned 103 on August 29.

Kath Parris turned 103 on August 29.


Kath Parris, a resident at Golden Sands in Westward Ho!, has celebrated turning 103.

A resident at Golden Sands Residential Home has celebrated her 103rd birthday.

Kath Parris was born in Gravesend, Kent, on August 29, 1914, to parents Jim, a ship’s captain, and Jessie, a housewife.

She had two brothers called Jack and Jim.

At school, her favourite subject was English, and she followed on from this by working at a secretarial college as a shorthand typist and secretary.

Kath Parris turned 103 on August 29. Kath Parris turned 103 on August 29.

Her favourite memory of her work days is playing truant.

Kath met her husband, Arthur, at school, and they married in 1940, where she wore a white satin dress.

Arthur and Kath had two children, John and Linda.

Now a resident at Golden Sands in Westward Ho!, Kath loves to read romance novels and enjoys walking.

Her favourite foods are Mini Cheddars and fish and chips, and she loves a tipple of gin and tonic, brandy and lovage.

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