Winnie’s 100th birthday

Centre, Winnie Gelder, with staff at Hazelgrove Care Home in Hucknall
Centre, Winnie Gelder, with staff at Hazelgrove Care Home in Hucknall

A resident of a Hucknall care home celebrated her 100th brithday with a party and a message from the Queen.

Winnie Gelder marked 100 wonderful years at Hazelgrove Care Home on Tuesday 16th December, with a party for family, friends, residents and staffs.

She was presented with a congratulatory card from the Queen and flowers by the home manager, Lorraine Poundall. A bottle of champagne was uncorked and a toast was proposed by manager Jane Taylor, who said: “Winnie was our Queen for the day and enjoyed every moment.

“She was born in Orchard Street and she had two sisters. Winnie worked in a factory before she went into service as a maid to a wine merchants in Mansfield. After marrying John Gelder, she worked as a cleaner to Mr and Mrs Harman who had a chemist shop on Watnall Road.

“Winnie enjoyed bingo, word puzzles and knitting. Her tea cosies were well known in Hucknall and further afield. She attended St John’s Church for many years until her eyesight deteriorated.”

This is Hazelgrove’s second 100th birthday in three months, after Lottie Monk.