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14th Jun, 2021

Champagne for Redditch woman Dorothy as she turns 100-years-old

CELEBRATIONS have been in full swing at Cherry Trees Care Home after one of its residents reached her centenary.

Dorothy Christine Nicklin was joined by staff, and other residents as she received a telegram from the Queen in recognition of her landmark birthday.

A champagne reception was held at the home and guests enjoyed a special birthday cake made by the home’s chef Chris Aston.

This was followed by a visit from Dorothy’s son and daughter-in-law in the Cherry Trees visiting pod prolonging the celebrations over a few days.

Dorothy, grew up in Birmingham, and, a keen sportswoman, enjoyed hockey, tennis and golf as a youngster, later becoming the lady president of Moseley Golf Club.

Just after World War II she ran her own business and was head of an engineering firm which made hand tools and instruments.

She married Norman Nicklin and enjoyed a happy marriage until Norman sadly passed away in 1980.

Although she had no children of her own, she was a loving mother to her husband’s son, John.

Over time John married Jackie and Dorothy’s small family started to grow, she is the proud grandmother to Stuart and Joanne, and great grandmother to Gemma.

She came to Barchester Cherry Trees in December 2017 where she has enjoyed a new chapter of her life.

Her son John said: “Dorothy is and has been a fantastic mother and an amazing friend to so many, and it’s wonderful to know she is having a very special day.”

Cherry Trees manager Debbie Osborne added: “Dorothy is such a popular resident who always has an interesting tale to tell.”

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