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Barton birthday celebrations for Irene (105) and Marjorie (101)

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BARTON care home residents Irene Harris and Marjorie Nutton have marked combined birthdays totalling 206 years.

The pair, who both live at Kingfisher’s Care Home, celebrated their three-figure birthdays with a day of pampering and treats laid on by staff and family.

When asked how she would like to celebrate Irene (105) suggested she would like to be treated like the Queen for day.

Irene Harris (105) was queen for the day
Irene Harris (105) was queen for the day

Kingfisher’s companionship team leader Rose Arcellana said: “Her wish was our command. We dressed her with a crown and a gown and laid out a red carpet so she could arrive at her very own royal afternoon tea party in style.”

Irene’s earliest memories include walking in her home city of Birmingham at a time when horses and carts were still a common sight in the streets. During the Second World War she served in a munitions factory.

Reflecting on her regal birthday, Irene said: “I am delighted and I thank everyone for making my wishes come true.”

Marjorie Nutton marked her 101st birthday
Marjorie Nutton marked her 101st birthday

Younger resident Marjorie (101) was born in Lancashire and went on to be a member of the Auxiliary Territorial Service.

Ms Arcellana added: “For her part, Marjorie was able to welcome her three sons, daughter, son-in-law and grandson for a wonderful family get together.

“She also received lots of beautiful flowers and Postcards of Kindness from well wishers across the UK.”

Kingfishers manager Beata Brzozowska said: “When you consider that Irene was born during the First World War, and Marjorie just three years after, it shows how remarkable these ladies’ lifetimes have been.

“It was truly an honour and a privilege to help them celebrate their happy birthdays.”

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