Redditch resident Margaret toasts her 100th birthday at Brambles - The Redditch Standard

Redditch resident Margaret toasts her 100th birthday at Brambles

Redditch Editorial 17th Nov, 2018   0

A SANCTUARY care resident, who was born five days before the First World War ended, celebrated her 100th birthday last week.

On Tuesday November 6, Margaret Davis marked the milestone by spending time with her family at Brambles Residential Care Home on Birchfield Road.

When asked what her secret was to reaching 100-years-old, Margaret said: “Behave yourself and look after your teeth because the rest will look after itself.

“I still have my own teeth.”

Born in Birmingham, Margaret attended a private-school in Handsworth and then started working at Cadbury World when she turned 18-years-old.

Not long after joining Cadbury World she found love with Ivor Lewis Davis at a local tea dance.

Ivor worked in the sorting office at the local post office but sadly passed away at 53 years old.

Margaret said: “He was the perfect husband and still means the world to me.”

The pair, who set up home in Bournville, went on to have two sons Paul and Colin.

The Davis family has since blossomed to four generations.

“My family mean the absolute world to me, they always have and always will,” said Margaret.

After the birth of her two sons Margaret left Cadbury and carried out office work.

In her later years, instead of retiring, she volunteered for Oxfam.

The Sanctuary Care home’s activities leader Fiona Morsy said: “She is a lovely woman, she is always smiling and you would never think she was that old.

“She is such a big part of the home and we are over the moon to have celebrated such a milestone with her.”

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