Joyeux centenaire and happy returns to Thornham resident
A woman who has lived in West Norfolk since the 1960's and who is still a French citizen has celebrated her 100th birthday.
Last Friday, Odile Castro enjoyed her centenary in style at The Orange Tree in Thornham with her friends and family present.
Long term friend a near neighbour Edward Glover said: "It was a remarkable day with members of her family from France, and one from San Francisco, able to be with her on this special day.
"There was a lunch at the Orange Tree to mark the event.
"The chairman of the parish council Colin Venes gave a little speech of congratulation and delivered that in French.
"Isobelle Druet read a letter from the French ambassador who wrote to congratulate Odile on her birthday."
Odile worked for over 30 years as a librarian in the French Institute in London and in Thornham she also taught French.
Mr Glover said: "We all joined together to sing in French and it was a remarkable event.
"It truly marked a special day and a special lady and it was a brilliantly sunny day with lots of blue sky."