Special visits to mark 100

NEAALM110804B1 - 100th birthday. Winnifred chandler, mayor of Broxtowe cllr Jacky Williams and sister Doris Booth, 97
NEAALM110804B1 - 100th birthday. Winnifred chandler, mayor of Broxtowe cllr Jacky Williams and sister Doris Booth, 97

WINNIE Chandler received visits from friends and family living in America and France to mark her 100th birthday.

As well as a visit from the Mayor of Broxtowe Jacky Williams, Winnie had a special visit from an old friend living in the USA, and her niece Pamela Conger, who lives in France.

Her nephew Edward Emery lives in Newthorpe.

He said: “She had lots of friends and family visit her. An overwhelming amount, and a lot people she hadn’t seen in a long time.

“Her friend from America specifically timed her trip over so she could see her for her birthday which was lovely.”

Winnie, who lives at Sherwood Rise, Eastwood, was bought lots of flowers, and her niece Pamela Conger made her a cake.

Edward said his ‘chirpy’ aunty’s secret to reaching 100-years-old was ‘independence’ and a positive outlook on life.

“Her sister is 97 and they have both been widows for the last 20 years,” he said.

“They are used to doing everything for themselves.”

Winnie, who used to be a machinist at Hollins factory in Nottingham, is one of four sisters and two brothers who have all lived long lives. Her sister, Dorris Booth, is 97 and lives in Newthorpe.