Five generations celebrate at Horley resident's 100th birthday party (From Redhill And Reigate Life)
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Five generations celebrate at Horley resident's 100th birthday party
5:50pm Monday 2nd September 2013 in News
A care home celebrated the birthday of its third centenarian recently when Ellen Milsom of Horley turned 100.
Mrs Milsom enjoyed a big party with family and friends at Anchor's Barnfield Residential Home in Upfield.
Horley mayor and town council chairman Richard Olliver attended and presented her with her birthday card from The Queen.
Barnfield's manager Tina Corbacho said: “Ellen has three sons, five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren, making five generations at the party.”
Mrs Milsom was born in Wandsworth and had four brothers and four sisters.
She moved to Horley, and before she retired, she worked on a smallholding with her husband. Ms Corbacho said Mrs Milsom had told her her wedding day was the happiest day of her life, that she was a member of the Girl Guides, her mum was her hero, and her favourite colour is pink. She has lived at Barnfield for eight years, where the other residents include a 101-year-old and a 108-year-old.
Ms Corbacho said: “Mrs Milsom is a lovely person. “Ellen always likes to take part in the activities in the home.”
She said: “Her favourite activities are the cookery club and arts and crafts organised by staff, and she loves the visits from the mobile farm, as she was brought up on a farm, where she developed her love of animals.”