Marjorie is feeling marvellous at 100
One of the founder members of Hucknall Inner Wheel has recently celebrated her 100th birthday.
Marjorie Eyre who is still active in other local clubs including the WI and U3A says she has had ‘a marvellous life’.
And being in lockdown didn’t stop her enjoying her big day, which was added to when Hucknall Rotary Club arranged for a virtual Queen Elizabeth to wish her birthday greetings.
Marjorie was born in Mossley in Manchester and went to teacher training college at the beginning of WWII, before marrying Philip in 1945 after his return from the war where he had spent time as a POW.
They had two children, Roger and Judith.
In 1953 Marjorie was Lady Mayoress in Mossley and enjoyed meeting The Queen and Prince Phillip when they visited the town.
Philip became a civil engineer and in 1963 the family moved to Ravenshead, when Philip was involved in the construction of the M1.
Philip was a member of Hucknall Rotary Club and Marjorie joined Hucknall Inner Wheel, being one of the founder members in 1970 and president in 1971.
She is also a member of the Women`s Institute and Ravenshead U3A, was a parish councillor for a while and is still a trustee for Ravenshead Village Hall.
Marjorie has four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
She recently appeared on East Midlands Today and was introduced as ‘marvellous Marjorie’.
She said her guiding influence in her life have been family and friends.