Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 22°C

min temp: 14°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Rendlesham: Birthday joy for 100-year-old, Nan

09:45 06 January 2014

Nan Saunders celebrated her 100th birthday with friends and family at The Rendlesham Care Home.

Nan Saunders celebrated her 100th birthday with friends and family at The Rendlesham Care Home.

Archant

A Suffolk centenarian enjoyed a glass of champagne and a slice of cake as she celebrated reaching 100 years surrounded by loved ones.

Florence Saunders, known as Nan, was delighted to receive birthday greetings from well-wishers, including The Queen, at Rendlesham Care Centre, near Woodbridge.

Visitors came from as far away as Portsmouth and Southampton to join the party on Saturday.

Nan grew up in Woodford Green, in the London borough of Redbridge, and lived for 30 years in Hornchurch before moving to Suffolk.

She worked for a wholesale firm as a comptometer operator - a forerunner of the electronic calculator and computer - and has three sons, Digby, Warren and Rawdon, as well as seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, most of whom were there to help celebrate her milestone birthday.

Nan, who is an expert at the daily crossword and loves gardening, was thrilled by her gifts and cards, including one from The Queen and another from work and pensions minister Iain Duncan Smith.

0 comments

Emergency services attended the crash

One person has been injured after a car reportedly crashed into a wall in Sudbury.

Firefighters were called to a blaze at a home in Gazeley, west Suffolk

Two people were treated by paramedics after fire caused extensive damage to their home in a village between Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket.

View of Southwold beach

Two girls were treated for cuts and bruises after being dragged towards rocks by a rip current while swimming off a Suffolk beach.

Cancellations on rail line between Marks Tey and Sudbury

Trains were cancelled between Marks Tey and Sudbury this afternoon due to fallen tree on the line.

Police hunt three men wanted for robbing takeaway delivery man

A takeaway delivery was stripped of his wedding ring by robbers who also stole cash from his back pocket and the food he was delivering to a home in Colchester.

Four vehicles collided on the A1304 in Newmarket

Four vehicles collided on a road near Newmarket Racecourses this afternoon.

The George Inn, Wickham Market

Community leaders are pushing for the compulsory purchase of a fire damaged Suffolk pub to save it from being torn down.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24