Harlow resident Muriel celebrates her 100th birthday

Entertainment / Tue 25th Feb 2020 at 02:51pm

A HARLOW resident celebrated her 100th birthday on Monday.

Muriel Lyons was treated to a special celebration at the Netteswellbury Farm complex where she resides.

The chair of Harlow Council, cllr Clive Souter came to visit Muriel and presented a bouquet of flowers.

The leader and deputy leader of Harlow Council, councillors Mark Ingall and Eugenie Harvey, who are also local ward councillors, also visited and borough a cake to celebrate.

And yes, Muriel did receive a telegram from The Queen.

Muriel, who was born in Rainham, Kent in 1920, moved to Harlow over thirty years ago.

Muriel also had visiting family from as far as New Zealand to see her on this special day.

Cllr Mark Ingall said: “I regularly visit the supported housing schemes in my ward and listen to the residents. It one of the pleasures of my role, to hear from the people that saw Harlow being built and I always learn something.

Today, on her 100th birthday, Muriel told me of her ambition to visit her niece in New Zealand! We can all learn from her about being determined to live life to fullest whatever our age. Congratulations Muriel.”

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