Special landmark for Weston woman

PUBLISHED: 14:00 27 July 2011

Connie Hill

Connie Hill


A NURSING home resident in Weston celebrated the latest landmark in her colourful life.

Connie Hill was joined by her friends and family from all over the UK and Ireland and other residents of Penlee Nursing Home in Uphill Road North to celebrate becoming 100.

Weston’s mayor, Cyril King, also joined the party presenting Connie with her telegram from the Queen.

She then blew out the candles on her birthday cake at the home where she has lived for the past five years.

Connie joined the WRAF in 1940 and remained in the pay section for two years after the Second World War where she was based in Brussels and Germany.

She worked for the National Dock Labour Board in Bristol until her retirement in 1974.

Connie moved to Weston on her retirement and has lived in the town for nearly 30 years.

Elaine Strachan, senior carer at the home said: “She is quite an amazing lady.

“She was one of the first people to parachute into Germany after it lost the war.

“Connie has also travelled to many different places across the world.

“She has had a lot of birthday flowers and birthday cards which are all in her room.”

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