A MICKLETON resident celebrated her 104th birthday with lunch for 22 relations and friends, including seven of her great-grandchildren.
Nora Hardiman reached the landmark last Thursday (April 2) in the village where she has lived since 1982.
She celebrated with lunch at The Three Ways Hotel, Mickleton which is right next door to Four Seasons, the care home where she lives.
Nora lived on her own up to the age of 101, but a couple of falls made it safer for her to be cared for locally, where she now is.
When she was born, in 1911, Edward VII had only recently died, George V was new to the throne, and nobody had even though that there might be the horrors of a World War – let alone two!
Nora was fifteen before HM the Queen was even born, nobody had heard a radio and certainly not seen a TV.
Cars were a rarity and the Wright brothers had not long since taken off in a wooden aircraft which flew less than the length of a soccer pitch.
Among the guests were a couple of younger cousins of Nora’s, some neighbours, her son and his wife, her daughter Viv, who lives in Evesham and her husband, three of her grandchildren and seven of her great grandchildren.
They enjoyed coffee and biscuits with even more guests during the morning, and then a three-course lunch!
And the wonderful day concluded with yet another cake and more cards at the care home after supper that evening.
Nora enjoying the day. (S)