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Jig and reel for Eileen’s big day

FROM Dublin’s fair city, to Damson Parkway - it’s been quite a 100 years for Eileen Allcock

FROM Dublin’s fair city, to Damson Parkway - it’s been quite a 100 years for Eileen Allcock

She celebrated her century with family and friends at Raynor House last Sunday (April 24).

Born in Ireland, she moved to the Midlands when she married her husband - Englishman George.

Daughter Sandra Dyhouse said: “She’s a very calm, laid-back lady and doesn’t let anything faze her.

“She really likes to keep up with the news, reading the paper and finding out what’s going on around the world.

“And she’s particularly interested in the weather forecast, she’s often telling you what the weather’s going to be.”

A mother-of-two and grandmother-of-three, Eileen has lived at Raynor House for the past two years.

To mark her 100th year, she received the customary telegram from the Queen, as well as a message from Irish President Mary McAleese.

Traditional Irish jigs and reels were held at the birthday party, with the music provided by Eileen’s grandson and his friend.

 

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