Century survivor

Daisy Sneesby celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday, July 16, with cake, flowers and a telegram from The Queen. Mrs Sneesby lived in New Street, Godman-chester for 85 years, where she looked after her sister Edith Henderson, who lived to 101, and her hu

Daisy Sneesby celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday, July 16, with cake, flowers and a telegram from The Queen.

Mrs Sneesby lived in New Street, Godman-chester for 85 years, where she looked after her sister Edith Henderson, who lived to 101, and her husband, Walter, who she still misses though he died 35 years ago.

She has now "retired" to Bethesda House in Harpenden where she was visited by her former neighbour, Barry Claxton.

He said: "We lived across the road from each other and Mrs Sneesby would make me fruit cakes. The street is terraced houses where young families live until they outgrow the house and move away but I have lived in the street for 30 years and Mrs Sneesby moved there at the age of nine.


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"She is still as sharp as ever. She could hold a conversation for an hour and a half and not repeat herself and she knits.

"When I ordered her flowers, the florists sent a bouquet too. There is a real air of celebration about this birthday.

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