Sing-song for Whittlesey centenarian
SIX generations of a family helped centenarian Joyce Duller celebrate her 100th birthday in style.
As well as a big party, with cake and balloons, her family organised for a pianist to attend the celebrations atthe Elms Care Home in Whittlesey so Mrs Duller could sing her favourite war-time songs.
Her carer Hannah Stubbs said: “She enjoyed a really good sing song, singing things like ‘It’s a Long Way totipperary’. “She loved it.” Mrs Duller, who has lived at the care home since 2009, was born and bred in the Whittlesey area and began work on her father’s farm.
She then owned a newsagents in Whittlesey, and her interest in newspapers then led her to work as a reporter for the Whittlesey Local, where she met her late husband Albert.
Miss Stubbs said Mrs Duller also enjoyed receiving a card from the Queen for her birthday on April 26, as well as a birthday cake shaped as a teapot and big balloons in the number ‘100’.
centenarian: Joyce Duller looking at her birthday cards with her carer Hannah Stubbs. Picture: PAUL FRANKS.