Clarice celebrates 100th birthday on the same day as the Queen’s 90th

Clarice Ashford celebrates her 100th birthday with family at Ashmere Sutton Lodge Care Home on the same day as the Queen�"s 90th celebration

Picture: Sarah Washbourn
Clarice Ashford celebrates her 100th birthday with family at Ashmere Sutton Lodge Care Home on the same day as the Queen�"s 90th celebration Picture: Sarah Washbourn

Centenerian Clarice Ashford raised a glass to Queen Elizabeth as she celebrated her birthday on the same day as our monarch.

Clarice marked the occasion with a party for family and friends at Ashmere Sutton Lodge Care Home, Sutton this afternoon.

Her former carer Sandra Adsetts said: “Clarice had a wonderful time, with her son David and daughter Judith and her family and neighbours.

“The home has done her proud, making a cake and putting on a wonderful spread.”

Mrs Ashford, formerly of Lytham Road, Kirkby has two children three grandchildren and four great grandchildren who helped her celebrate with a glass of bubbly.

Alice and her late husband Ron were owners of the Ashford Bakery on Alfteton Road for many years.

Sandra told Chad: “Clarice really enjoyed herself and was amazed when she saw her birthday card from the Queen.

“She said she felt really lucky.”

She said Clarice raised a glass of bucks fizz and still occasionally enjoys a tipple.

“Her favourite tipple is a snowball but she used to love Cherry Bs when they were fashionable many years ago.”