Lucy celebrates 101st birthday with party

PUBLISHED: 14:00 09 June 2016

Lucy Gould.

Lucy Gould.

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A Kewstoke woman has celebrated her 101st birthday – and says her ‘lovely’ family has been one of the reasons behind her long life.

Lucy Gould celebrated the milestone birthday on May 21 and marked the occasion with a day out with relatives.

Mrs Gould, who is a patient at Weston Hospicecare, also enjoyed a party at the charity’s day hospice, which she attends weekly.

Mrs Gould is the daughter of a Backwell farmer and lived in Bristol and North Devon, before moving in with her daughter in Kewstoke.

She told the Mercury: “Being a farmer’s daughter, I was very independent. I used to go with my brother around the village delivering milk before school.

“I was one of 11 children and I am the only one left.

“When I was 12 I took the exam for Redland High School but the trouble was that I passed. My father could not afford it.

“I had to leave school at 14 and went to work in Bristol, where I met my husband.”

Mrs Gould worked as a nanny in Bristol and had six children.

She said: “My family are all over the world and they all emailed me to say happy birthday.

“I have a lovely family now and they are very good to me.”

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