Avid Spurs fan who used to make the teas and do the laundry at the club celebrates her 100th birthday
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A life-long Tottenham Hotspur fan – who used to make the tea for the club manager – has celebrated her 100th birthday.
Louisa Moore was joined by family and friends on Sunday at Red House care home, in Ramsey, to mark the big occasion, and she was even treated to a few numbers from an Elvis Presley impersonator – one of her favourite musicians.
Louisa, who was born and raised within 200 yards of White Hart Lane, Spurs’ home ground, in North London, started out doing the laundry for the team in the 1960s, before she was promoted to make the tea for manager Keith Burkinshaw, and other club officials in the VIP lounge in the 70s.
Louisa described Mr Burkinshaw as “a very nice man” and said he was among her favourites at the club. Her favourite players from her time at the club included Jimmy Greaves, Danny Blanchflower, and Dave Mackay.
After retiring from Tottenham, Louisa – the youngest of nine children - moved up to Eaton Ford to live closer to her son Derrick, 80.
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Up until her 99th birthday she could often be seen walking into St Neots to do her shopping before, last year, she moved into Red House.
Louisa has two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren – all of whom are Tottenham fans.
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According to her son, the secret to Louisa’s long life has been her community spirit.
He said: “She would always do things for people, she was a family person and would do anything to help someone out.”