Weston-super-Mare woman celebrates 102nd birthday

PUBLISHED: 15:00 11 June 2017

Winifred Burnham with her daughter Kate George and son Brad Burnham.

Winifred Burnham with her daughter Kate George and son Brad Burnham.


A Weston-super-Mare woman reached an impressive landmark this weekend, celebrating her 102nd birthday.

Winifred Burnham, who lives at Highcroft Nursing Home, reached the milestone on Saturday.

She celebrated with a party at the nursing home alongside her family – including her son Brad and daughter Kate George.

After stints living in Southend and London, Buxton-born Winifred moved to Weston in the 1950s and worked as a secretary – having previously worked in ammunitions during World War Two.

She has two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren who joined her to mark her birthday.

When Winifred was born, Herbert H Asquith was Prime Minister, World War One was being fought and Sheffield United were the holders of the FA Cup.

Winifred’s son Brad Burnham said: “102 is a great age. It really was a lovely day celebrating her birthday.”

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