Sing-song for Whit­tle­sey cen­te­nar­ian

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Councilelections -

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.

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