Four generations celebrate Barkingside woman’s centenary milestone
A Barkingside woman celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday with family and friends in Clayhall. Elsie Livermore reached the milestone at the Birchwood care home in Clayhall Avenue and was surrounded by cards and flowers from staff and well-wishers.
The centenarian was born in Barkingside and lived there for most of her life, apart from a brief stay in Southend with her sweetheart George, who she married in 1935.
They spent many happy years together until his death in 1980.
Elsie, nee Brown, worked for United Dairies, and then, until her retirement, as a cleaner at Gants Hill Library in Cranbrook Road.
Though Elsie and George had no children, she has three nephews, Peter Brown, 77, Robert Brown, 74, and Derek Brown, 82, who all joined her for her party.
You may also want to watch:
Great nephews John Brown and Mark Brown and great niece Anne McCullagh raised their glasses to Elsie.
She also welcomed great-great-niece Harriet Brown, two, and great-great-nephew Thomas Brown, nine, on the day.
- 1 Medical student who helped injured biker calls for more first aid training
- 2 Primary schools in Redbridge rated outstanding by Ofsted
- 3 Police appeal to find girl, 12, last seen in Wanstead Park
- 4 Woman and children treated for smoke inhalation after Ilford flat fire
- 5 Panel finds ex-police officer would have been sacked for neighbour comments
- 6 Seven Kings man charged in connection with alleged sex assault on boy
- 7 Update: Man charged in connection with alleged sex assault
- 8 Letter: High-density housing plans in Redbridge
- 9 Ilford mother 'could have been saved' and NHS 'failed' her, family tells inquest
- 10 Primary school creates memorial garden for pupils to remember loved ones
Mark said: “Elsie has always had a great sense of humour and has always been ready to help people whatever their needs.”
She has lived at the care home for four years.