Double celebration at Brandon House as two residents mark landmark birthdays

PUBLISHED: 11:00 14 March 2020

Mary Gregory blowing out the candles. Picture: Brandon House Care Home

Mary Gregory blowing out the candles. Picture: Brandon House Care Home

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An Exmouth centenarian has celebrated her latest landmark birthday with five generations of her family.

Mary Gregory turns 106. Picture: Brandon House Care HomeMary Gregory turns 106. Picture: Brandon House Care Home

Brandon House Care Home resident Mary Gregory turned 106 and to celebrate, she had an afternoon tea with her relatives.

The care home's chef made her favourite cake for the day decorated with fruit and cream.

Mrs Gregory was also delighted to receive her sixth card from The Queen.

She has lived at Brandon House Care Home, in Douglas Avenue, for four years after realising she needed a little more day-to-day help.

Five generations of Mary Gregory's family gather to celebrate her 106th birthday Picture: Brandon House Care HomeFive generations of Mary Gregory's family gather to celebrate her 106th birthday Picture: Brandon House Care Home

A spokesman for the home said: 'Mary was a keen gardener and still loves to have plants and flowers around her and likes to pass the rime recalling her younger years with carers.'

Days later, another Brandon House resident celebrated a landmark birthday as Betty Gomm marked turning 100 with a private family affair.

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