Ivy celebrates 101 years young in Hunstanton

Ivy Duff celebrating her 101st birthday MLNF16PB07287 ANL-160713-152307001
Ivy Duff celebrating her 101st birthday MLNF16PB07287 ANL-160713-152307001

The bubbly flowed at Hunstanton’s Driftwood House care home when Ivy Duff celebrated her 101st birthday on Tuesday.

There was also strawberries and cream and a special cake as everybody enjoyed a singalong to mark the occasion for a special lady.

Ivy moved into the care home from her flat in Hanover Gardens four years ago and was an immediate hit with the staff.

Home manager, Steph Durham said: “She’s a lovely, bright chirpy lady. She never complains.”

Mrs Duff was born in Ivy Mann in Holt, one of five children, who knew tragedy early in life when her husband, Mac, was killed in action in the Second World War after only two weeks of marriage.

She spent the war years as an attendant on an ambulance driven by her older sister, Chris.

After the war she and her brother, Charles, moved to Hunstanton and opened a vegetable shop near the railway station, later converting it into a cafe and finally making it into a fish and chip shop.