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Mayor congratulates quartet of centenarians

Ponteland Mayor Alan Varley with Rita Gibson during her 100th birthday party. Picture by Trevor Walker (The Image Farm).
Ponteland Mayor Alan Varley with Rita Gibson during her 100th birthday party. Picture by Trevor Walker (The Image Farm).

Ponteland Mayor Alan Varley presented flowers and a card from the Town Council for 100th birthday celebrations on no less than four occasions in just over a month.

The first woman he congratulated was Freda Owen, a resident at the Meadowfield Park retirement development.

A few weeks later it was Vera Lonsdale, now deceased, at the Ponteland Manor care home. Vera was a popular former district and parish councillor.

In addition, he attended the 100th birthday parties for Olive London – a resident at the Grange Lea rest home – and Ponteland Manor resident Rita Gibson on consecutive Saturdays.