Peggy’s big 100th birthday bash

Peggy Pope is 100 on September 16 and her home is holding a party for her.   Back left to right are staff at Blackbourne View - Denise Horne, Roxana Carroll and Julia Marshall.   Front left is Jade Attwater and right is Sukie Willis (correct).
Peggy Pope is 100 on September 16 and her home is holding a party for her. Back left to right are staff at Blackbourne View - Denise Horne, Roxana Carroll and Julia Marshall. Front left is Jade Attwater and right is Sukie Willis (correct).
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IN 1912, the first non-stop flight from Paris to London was completed, the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank,

Captain Oates uttered his famous last words – and Peggy Pope was born.

Peggy, who lives at Blackbourne View retirement home in Ixworth, celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday with a big party.

Great grandmother Peggy worked for most of her life at the BBC in London as a duplicator, moving to Felsham, in Suffolk, 10 years ago to be closer to her daughter Eileen and her family.

Speaking before her party, Peggy said the secret to a long and happy life was to ‘live a normal life, work hard and not drink too much alcohol.

She said: “I am looking forward to getting a letter from the Queen and opening all these lovely cards and presents.”