Mayor congratulates quartet of centenarians
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.