South Shropshire MP Philip Dunne recently met three centenarians from Much Wenlock to celebrate their incredible lives.
Mr Dunne and local Shropshire Councillor David Turner had tea with Dolly Gordon, 101, Sarah Waterer, 104 and Florence Chadd, who turns 108 on 28th February. All three ladies are residents at the Lady Forester Nursing Home in Much Wenlock, all having be born within 30 miles of Much Wenlock and all having lived in the town for over 70 years.
Mr Dunne said: “It was great to have the opportunity to have tea with these three brilliant ladies, to celebrate their extraordinary longevity, and to wish Florence all the best for her 108th birthday! All three are shining examples of the benefits of independent living at Forester’s Court, Much Wenlock.
Given the centenary this month, it is remarkable to think each of these women were born before women had the vote, and how our society has changed over the past century – not least the improvements in treating health conditions, allowing us all to live longer, healthier lives.”
Much Wenlock Shropshire Councillor David Turner added: “I was delighted to be invited to the birthday tea party. I’m very proud that we’ve been able to retain facilities in Much Wenlock such that these ladies can live such full lives in the heart of their community.”