100 reasons to celebrate

NEAABE111214b2, Eastwood Lady Grace Glenton celebrates her 100th birthday.
NEAABE111214b2, Eastwood Lady Grace Glenton celebrates her 100th birthday.

GRACE Glenton marked her 100th birthday last week and put her long life down to cycling and clean living.

The birthday girl, of Mary Road, Eastwood, used to cycle all over the country as a hobby, and says it gave her strength to get out and about and do things in later years.

Still fighting fit, Grace, who goes to Elderberries pensioners club and the Knit and Natter in Eastwood, said: “It’s clean living. I used to be a cyclist and it’s given me strength to do things.

“I now have to walk with a stick but that’s only been for the last three years after I fell and broke my hip.”

As well as having a party for friends and family at Eastwood Conservative Club, Grace was sent a card from the Queen and a telegram from Iain Duncan Smith.

She was also treated to visits from both the Broxtowe Mayor Jacky Williams and the Mayor of Eastwood, Ken Woodhead,

“They stayed quite a while and we had some good laughs. It was very nice,” she said.

Grace’s daughter-in-law Lyn Simpson-Eyre said: She’s so fit and healthy. The Mayor walked and said I think I’ve come to the wrong house!”

Grace and her partner, who is 97 in January, go to Eastwood United Reform Church.