Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 2°C

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

Tributes have poured in for a well-known Stowmarket couple who were found dead at their home yesterday.

An up-and-coming filmmaker returned to his home town of Ipswich today to inspire young talent to follow a career in the arts.

Pink and Jay Z are headlining a host of stars at this year’s V Festival in Hylands Park, Chelmsford.

Former Stowmarket High School student Gareth Snell was being introduced as an MP in the House of Commons on Monday after winning the Stoke on Trent Central by-election.

There may be delays in some parts of Suffolk tomorrow as police escort an abnormal load through the county.

Richard Bainbridge of Benedicts reveals why he loves Pancake Day and gives us his secret recipe.

Suffolk and Essex have a lot to shout about when it comes to producing top quality food and drink brands which are capturing the world’s attention.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Eating Out
supplement

View

Visit the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Visit the Broads
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24