Burnham’s oldest woman celebrates 108th birthday

PUBLISHED: 19:00 11 May 2018

Margaret Reed celebrated her 108th birthday. Picture: Lucy Bateson.

Margaret Reed celebrated her 108th birthday. Picture: Lucy Bateson.


The oldest woman living in Burnham-on-Sea has received another card off the Queen and enjoyed birthday celebrations.

Margaret Reed celebrated her 108th birthday with a card from Queen Elizabeth II and a party at Priory Court care home, in Oxford Street, where she has lived since 2015.

Born in 1910 in Ireland, Margaret was one of nine children.

During World War Two she was part of the Royal Air Force at Farnborough, where she served in a secret establishment.

Margaret remains an independent woman and an active part of the community; she still attends Roman Catholic mass once a week.

Home manager Raji Sunil said it was a great day.

He added: “Margaret is an amazing lady and a wonderful part of our family here at Priory Court, all the staff and residents would like to wish her a very happy 108th birthday.

“Margaret had a great day and it was a pleasure to celebrate this milestone with her.”

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