Eileen celebrates her 106th birthday

Mrs Eileen Kenyon, who celebrated her 106th birthday
Mrs Eileen Kenyon, who celebrated her 106th birthday
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On June 6th 1944, as news of the D-Day Landings in Normandy broke across Britain, Ribble Valley resident Mrs Eileen Kenyon was celebrating her 36th birthday.

Last Friday she was busy celebrating again – this time her 106th birthday – at The Manor House Nursing and Residential Home, Chatburn.

Born on June 6th 1908, Mrs Kenyon has lived at The Manor House for four years and spent a “very happy but tiring day” receiving family, friends and well-wishers, including her GP Dr Ibbotson and vicar the Rev. Andy Froud.

Mrs Kenyon is a very popular member of the “Manor House family” and couldn’t thank staff enough for the “loving care and attention” she’d received during her stay. A large group of staff gathered to sing a chorus of Happy Birthday, much to her delight.

The home’s manager, Mrs Judith Barnes, commented: “I’m so excited, it’s such a wonderful day for a truly wonderful and remarkable lady. She is such a joy to be around!”

Mrs Kenyon has now received three birthday cards from Her Majesty the Queen, the first on her 100th birthday, another at 105 and now a third one which Mrs Kenyon declared as having the “nicest photo”. She also received a telegram from Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Ian Duncan-Smith.