Braunton centenarian celebrates in her own home

A Braunton resident who still enjoys a healthy appetite and a daily tipple has celebrated her 100th birthday in her own home. Miss Kathleen Clark was joined by more than 40 family and friends for a party to celebrate her big day and the occasion of receiv

A Braunton resident who still enjoys a healthy appetite and a daily tipple has celebrated her 100th birthday in her own home.

Miss Kathleen Clark was joined by more than 40 family and friends for a party to celebrate her big day and the occasion of receiving a telegram, of congratulations from the Queen.

Miss Clark moved to the village around 40 years ago and still lives in her own bungalow, strongly resisting the mere thought of moving into an old peoples' home!

"She still lives at home with the help of community carers and friends, all of whom deserve a special mention for their love and kindness," said Chris Georgiou, whose wife Ann is Miss Clark's niece.


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Miss Clark was born at Harpenden in Hertfordshire but moved to Luton as a young girl and later she worked for many years with her brothers Bob and Reg at their Tusroke Engineering Company in the town.

"She continues to take a keen interest in politics and in the world about her," added Chris, "she enjoys a healthy appetite, a daily glass of wine and the company of visitors, especially those with dogs."

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Joining Miss Clark for her party were Chris, Ann and their sons Stephen and Philip - who travelled from Rome for his great aunt's special day - plus Stephen's wife Connie and their five-year-old son Stanley.

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