Lily celebrates hitting her century
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.buyaphototms.co.uk WL155491