Gladys celebrates being 100 years young

Gladys Park who celebrated her 100th birthday last weekend. (s)
Gladys Park who celebrated her 100th birthday last weekend. (s)
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A Clitheroe lady celebrated her 100th birthday with a party for more than 50 relatives and friends.

Gladys Margaret Park was born in Coal Clough Lane, Burnley on July 3rd, 1916 and was the youngest of four children, all who attended Coal Clough Lane School.

After leaving school, Gladys went to work for her brother’s company F.H. Brown in Burnley until the outbreak of the Second World War.

Gladys married Fred Park, the then Managing Director of Park Brothers auto-electricians in Blackburn in 1947, becoming stepmother to Margaret and Terence, with the couple’s twin daughters Jane and Susan arriving the year after they were married in 1948.

The family then moved first to Otter House in Whalley, and then on to Green Drive in Clitheroe.

Fred sadly died in 1985 and Gladys continued to live in Green Drive, before moving into High Brake House Care Home in 2010.

The birthday celebrations were held in Giggleswick, with many of the family in attendance, including many of her grandchildren and great grandchildren.