ADA CELEBRATES HER 105TH BIRTHDAY
A VETERAN Buckinghamshire resident celebrated her 105th birthday last week with a birthday pub lunch.
Ada Watson celebrated the milestone birthday on Thursday April 7.
Adding a civic touch to her special day was county councillor Phil Gomm, with flowers and a card to add to many, including one from The Queen, adorning her small living room.
Ada was born in Abertillery, Wales, in 1911 and moved to Haddenham to live with her grandparents at the age of nine.
She set up home in Aylesbury with husband Ralph after their wedding at Holy Trinity Parish Church on September 6 1930.
She was well known to patrons at the old Bull’s Head Hotel in the town centre, because her mother-in-law ran silver service there. The hotel was demolished in the 1960s.
Ada has two daughters, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Ada, whose brother Frederick Burch was Aylesbury Borough Treasurer in the 1960s, said: “I was delighted to get a visit from Bucks County Council. It’s lovely to be recognised in this way.”
And her recipe for long life?
‘Behaving yourself!’ said Ada.
Happy birthday: Bucks County Councillor Phil Gomm visited Bucks resident
Ada Watson on her 105th birthday.