Lily cel­e­brates hit­ting her cen­tury

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

A GREAT-Grand­mother of seven cel­e­brated her 100th birth­day sur­rounded by four gen­er­a­tions of loved-ones.

Lily Bosley of Hayes, re­ceived her con­grat­u­la­tory mes­sage from the Queen to mark the mile­stone oc­ca­sion on Wed­nes­day last week.

The fam­ily en­joyed a tea party at her home, with food, danc­ing and an en­ter­tainer singing her favourite songs.

The cen­te­nar­ian, who was born in Ful­ham in 1915, has sev­eral lo­cal con­nec­tions. She worked as a chemist at Ti­mothy Whites and Tidds pa­per shop in Uxbridge for many years.

She mar­ried Bill, a stereo typ­ist for King and Hutchins, in 1940.

Lily said: “My favourite mem­o­ries are won­der­ful fam­ily hol­i­days in Wey­mouth” and think the se­cret to a long life is “to be ac­tive, happy and sur­rounded by loved ones.”.

The keen bingo player, who en­joyed spend­ing time at the Savour in Uxbridge, is one of a large fam­ily.

She has two sons, Barry and Stephen Bosley, as well as five grand­chil­dren and seven great-grand­chil­dren.

Grand­daugh­ter Caro­line Bosley, 32, said: “My nan is so fun and bub­bly and a very kind hearted per­son. She loves her bingo and so­cial­is­ing, and en­joys a sherry in the evening.

“She tells us she’s still aged 21 in­side and has a lot of life left in her.”

n SPE­CIAL DAY: Lily Bosley cel­e­brates her 100th birth­day. Here with her son Barry Bosley. Be­low, with her fam­ily Photos by Grant Humphreys www.buyapho­ WL155491

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