Mary enjoys 100th birthday at Tallington Care Home

Mary Davies celebrating her 100th brithday at Tallington Care Home. 'Photo: MSMP031012-007ow
Mary Davies celebrating her 100th brithday at Tallington Care Home. 'Photo: MSMP031012-007ow
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An active centenarian enjoyed a song or two as she celebrated her 100th birthday with friends and family at a care home.

A party was held for Tallington Care Home resident Mary Davies on Wednesday.

Mary, who has lived at the home permanently since February, was treated to musical performances from care home staff.

A keen singer herself, she also gave residents and staff a performance of her own, singing a few songs.

Mary was born in London but moved to Blaengwynfi in South Wales as a baby.

While singing in the church choir there she met her husband Donald, who she married in 1938, before moving to Port Talbot to raise their two children, Dorothy and Vivian.

Mary then moved to the Stamford area in the 1980s.

Her father fought in the Boer War whilst acting as groom to Lord Kitchener and her mother, Beatrice was a dress maker from Hampstead who had worked in London.

Mary was a girl guide as a young woman and trained as a nurse. But she was unable to continue her training once she married and spent the rest of her life as a housewife and mother.

Speaking at her mother’s party, Dorothy Chambers said: “Part of her secret to a long life was a lot of cups of tea.

“And she is so interested in everything and everyone. She is always appreciative of everyone and always grateful for everything she has.”

Mary has also been active her whole life. She used to walk for miles at a time and right until her 95th birthday would do 100 revolutions on her exercise bike every day.

Tallington Care Home manager, Tracey Colley, wished her fellow Welshwoman “Penblydd Hapus” and added: “She makes us smile day in, day out.”