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Three residents of CHS Group’s Langdon House in Chesterton celebrated their 100th birthdays last month.

From left, Margaret Bradbury, Eileen Coe, and Edith Stubbings. Picture: Keith Heppell
From left, Margaret Bradbury, Eileen Coe, and Edith Stubbings. Picture: Keith Heppell

The milestone birthdays were celebrated at the care home on June 21, with a special 100-themed tea party for their families and other residents.

Chris Elsley, care home administrator at Langdon House, said: “Langdon House is delighted to be celebrating three 100th birthdays in June. All three centenarians are much-loved residents of the care home and each has their own unique story to tell.

“Margaret Bradbury was born in Preston, Lancashire; her first job was an apprentice dressmaker and she also worked in a school as a diner lady. Margaret had one child, Neva, and enjoyed going on holiday to Blackpool. She retired at 60 years of age and now enjoys light reading and especially likes Betty Neele books.

Three residents at CHS Group’s Langdon House in Chesterton, Cambridge have celebrated their 100th birthdays, from left Margaret Bradbury, Eileen Coe, and Edith Stubbings,with some family members. Picture: Keith Heppell
Three residents at CHS Group’s Langdon House in Chesterton, Cambridge have celebrated their 100th birthdays, from left Margaret Bradbury, Eileen Coe, and Edith Stubbings,with some family members. Picture: Keith Heppell

“Edith Stubbings was born in Cambridge and went to St Phillip’s School. She has lived in Cambridge most of her life, apart from three years when her husband took a job in Nigeria. Edith says she has had a good life, with some very hard times along the way, but that she is thankful for every good thing that has happened to her.

“Eileen Coe, the third resident to turn 100, was also born in Cambridge and attended Brunswick and then St Phillip’s schools. She left school in 1937 and undertook office work, before working at Pyes during the war. Her last job was as a sales assistant in Boots.

“In 1985, after Eileen retired, she and her husband Eric moved to Paignton, Torquay, where they had many happy years by the sea discovering Devon and Cornwall. Eileen has two children, a daughter and a son – her family are very important to her.”



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