Plenty of walks and the odd sherry
Glwadys lets slip two of the secrets of her longevity as friends and family gather for her 101st birthday
IT was party time for a Staines grandmother as loved ones gathered to mark the 101st birthday of Glwadys Boys.
As Glwadys is Weybridge Mariners Club’s oldest member it was only right to hold her big bash at the centre on Shepperton Lock Island, where friends and family had gathered to wish Glwadys many happy returns on her big day.
Glwadys, who reached 101 on September 29, says the combination of lots of walking and a few sherries has kept her going over her many years.
Adventurous Glwadys grew up in Bristol and moved to Staines in 1954 with her husband John.
John died when she was just 48, and Glwadys returned to full-time work.
Her son Phil said: “Mum has also cruised the upriver Thames extensively, having gone to Shillingford and Abingdon three times in my boat. Her favourite pub on the Thames is The Bounty at Bourne End.”
Glwadys was still going to sea at the age of 92.
Phil said he and his brother Jeremy were so grateful to their mother for all she has done.
Partygoers were entertained by a magician and a singer and the catering was done by family friend Derek Dale and his wife Barbara.
Glwadys with friends and family at Weybridge Mariners clubhouse at Shepperton Lock Island.
Glwadys Boys. Pictures: Chris Whiteoak. Ref: RS155633.