Frances marks her special day

Frances Morley celebates her 100th birthday at Risby Hall Nursing Home.
Frances Morley celebates her 100th birthday at Risby Hall Nursing Home.
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A SPECIAL celebration was held at Risby Hall Nursing home for Frances Morley when she celebrated her 100th birthday on Tuesday.

Frances was joined by family and friends to help her celebrate and staff had arranged a new outfit and hairdo as well as a special birthday cake.

Unfortunately, on the day, Frances’ husband Benjamin, 99, who lives at their home in Newmarket, was not well enough to visit his wife of 53 years.

Frances was born in Ipswich, one of seven children, and was a keen cyclist in her youth.

She served in the WAAF during the Second World War, preparing route maps for bombing raids and was stationed at Chedburgh.

After the war she worked in London hotels and then at the National Stud in Newmarket as secretary for horse breeding records.

She and Ben enjoyed playing cards, entertaining at home and cycling.

Frances’ birthday was a special event for the nursing home as staff believe she is their first cenetenarian. Home manager Tania Sibbald said that Frances attributed her longevity to love which ‘makes the world go round’.