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Party time in South Birmingham as fantastic Flo turns 100

Tristan Harris 3rd Oct, 2019 Updated: 3rd Oct, 2019

SPRIGHTLY Flo Thompson celebrated becoming a centenarian at Greenlands Social Club in Longbridge last Thursday.

Flo, who lives in the Beeches Care Home in Northfield, was surrounded by family and friends for the event with some relatives travelling all the way from America.

Flo grew up in Weoley Castle in South Birmingham and met her husband George there.

The pair moved to Hereford for George’s work and stayed there for 56 years.

He worked for Henry Wiggins’ metal company and Flo also worked in a factory there.

Sadly George died away 20 years ago and Flo moved back to Northfield to be closer to her family.

The pair had five children, including Colin Thompson, Barry Thompson and Veronica Smith.

Her other two children have passed away.

Son Colin said: “She is an amazing lady – she still insists on cleaning her room at the home every day, which she is not supposed to do as they have cleaners.

“She also has her hair done regularly, buys her own clothes and gets around on her walking frame.”

At the party there was plenty of food and drink.

“Mum doesn’t drink much anymore but likes a nice Bailey’s every now and then – mostly before she goes to bed.”

As well as the party Flo received the celebratory card and telegram from The Queen to mark the marvellous milestone.

“She likes the royal family and was over the moon with her correspondences from the Queen.”

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