Milestone birthday for Alice

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Celebrations have taken place at Acer Court Care Home in Nuthall where a popular resident has marked her 100th birthday.

As a special surprise, staff organised a party for Alice Hall, where she was reunited with family and friends that she had not seen for a long time.

Alice received a special card from her Majesty the Queen, and was serenaded by choir guests The Knights of Harmony.

She said: “My life has been enriched by a wonderful family and many genuine friends who have played their parts in helping me to reach this marvellous milestone.”

The last survivor of 11 children, Alice was born in Lower Bagthorpe, and went on to live in the Meadows, Whitemoor, Cinderhill and Bilborough before moving to Nuthall. She was educated at London Road Primary and Huntingdon Street Secondary schools.

During her long and active working life she was employed as a cigarette maker at Players Factory, but made her mark as a specialist hand carpet maker, seam binder and persian carpet repairer at the Co-op.

Alice was married for 43-years to her late husband Bert and they were blessed with two children, four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Her daughter Irene Berridge said: “She was a hard worker and had a positive outlook on life. She has such a generous caring nature and kindness beyond belief. A remarkable woman.”