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Upton centenarian celebrates

PUBLISHED: 13:10 19 December 2010

Left to right:  Joan Ford (Rose's daughter), Rose Manley, Yvonne Bone (Rose's grandaughter), Michelle Timms (great grandaughter) and Lauren Timms (great-great grandaughter).

Left to right: Joan Ford (Rose's daughter), Rose Manley, Yvonne Bone (Rose's grandaughter), Michelle Timms (great grandaughter) and Lauren Timms (great-great grandaughter).

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FUN, laughter, and enjoying every moment is the secret of a long life according to Rose Manley who celebrated her 100th birthday last week.

Rose now lives with her daughter and son-in-law Joan and Bill Ford, at Upton, having moved from Wolverhampton eight years ago.

Five generations of her family got together with her to celebrate on Saturday with a large birthday cake and champagne.

After retiring from a career in the fine cloth industry, and working with the famous textiles company Courtaulds, she took up amateur dramatics and voluntary work with local clubs – gaining a reputation for having a beautiful smile.

Over a period of many years Rose visited family and friends in Norfolk and eventually decided to move to Upton with her daughter and family. Daughter Joan, said: “Mum is an amazing lady who still has a wonderful smile and loves a good laugh and, a reputation for liking the men, too!”


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