Sunderland great-great-gran reaches 100

BIG BIRTDAY: Frances Fawcett celebrates 100th Birthday with daughter Sylvia Hodge.
BIG BIRTDAY: Frances Fawcett celebrates 100th Birthday with daughter Sylvia Hodge.
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MANY happy returns to Frances Fawcett who celebrates her 100th birthday today.

The great-great-grandmother was born on April 20, 1913, when Queen Elizabeth II’s grandfather King George V was still on the throne.

Frances, of Southwick, a former home help worker, toasted the occasion twice.

Lilburn & Riverview Care Centre – where she now lives – threw her a party on Saturday, and her family gathered to honour the milestone birthday today.

Frances, who was married to Fred Fawcett for 49 years before he died aged 73, has two daughters, Sylvia Hodge, of High Barnes, and Frances Gooch, who now lives in Luton, Befordshire.

She has five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

“She still remembers everyone, and knows them when they come to see her,” said Sylvia.

“The family came up from Luton for today, so everyone was together for her birthday, but I didn’t know what to get her because it’s difficult to buy something special for someone of her age.

“The home are fantastic, though, and they threw her a tea party too, and made her a cake.

“The residents were looking forward to that.

“My mam is really good for her age still – she only went into the home last year because she had a couple of falls. I hope I’m that good when I’m her age.”