Family and friends gathered at a Dersingham residential home to celebrate the 103rd birthday of a woman who has lived in the village for nearly all of her life.
Mildred Ransome celebrated with a party at The Gables last week.
Her daughter, Angela Yeoman, said: “We had a lovely party, not quite as big as the one for her 100th but it was hard to fit as many people in the residential home. She’s a very sharp lady and can tell you all about the area. She’s got a better memory than me! She really is a wonderful lady.”
Mildred was born and educated in the village, working in The Feathers hotel when she left school. After raising two children with her first husband in Newmarket, she was widowed aged 29 in World War II. She moved back to the village and later, she fell in love with her childhood sweetheart again and remarried. Theywere married for 50 years and had four children.
Mildred is a proud grandmother to 16 children, has 24 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.