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Mayoral visit for the centenarian girls

PUBLISHED: 14:56 15 April 2009 | UPDATED: 09:06 12 August 2010

TWO centenarians living the in the same care home have celebrated reaching yet another landmark birthday. Nancy Emily Weare, who reached 102 on April 1 and Vera Lindars, who was 103 yesterday, both live at Ashcroft care home in London Lane, Bromley. L

TWO centenarians living the in the same care home have celebrated reaching yet another landmark birthday.

Nancy Emily Weare, who reached 102 on April 1 and Vera Lindars, who was 103 yesterday, both live at Ashcroft care home in London Lane, Bromley.

Last Wednesday their carers and families helped mark the special occasion by throwing a party for them with Bromley Mayor Denise Reddin as a special guest.

The residents were entertained by Beckenham based company SG Productions who presented their show The Golden Years of Music Hall, which included a Cockney knees up.

Owner Simon Gross said: "It brought back memories for all the residents. It was the perfect toe tapping treat for the two birthday girls."

Former Bromley Hospital nurse Mrs Lindars said: "It was a nice day."

Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren who she "can no longer keep count of" all helped her celebrate.

Mrs Lindars, born in the same year as Samuel Beckett, married her husband Leslie in 1936 and they had four children together. She retired from Bromley Hospital in the late 1970s.

Manager Stella Barnes said: "It was a lovely day and all the residents enjoyed themselves. There were so many people here. They really liked having the mayor here, it made them feel special."

Mrs Weare is profoundly deaf now, but Mrs Barnes said: "Emily only had the one son Chris and no grandchildren, she was the typical housewife, looking after son, husband and home, she dotes on her son Chris.

"She is not one for music and parties but does have a few friends, her favourite food is grapes and biscuits and a cup of tea. She doesn't have any vices that we know of. She is very loving towards the staff, I asked what kept her going for all these years and she said 'hard work'.

Another resident Molly Rose will be 102 in November.

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