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Centenarians Ethel Gaish and Ruby Horner were both presented with flowers

Centenarians Ethel Gaish and Ruby Horner were both presented with flowers

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Two 100th birthdays have been celebrated at Chalcraft Hall in Bognor Regis.

The privately-owned dementia care home, in Chalcraft Lane, organised a party yesterday for centenarians Ethel Gaish and Ruby Horner and both women were presented with flowers.

Chalcraft Hall in Bognor Regis organised a party for the two 100th birthdays

Chalcraft Hall in Bognor Regis organised a party for the two 100th birthdays

Mrs Gaish was born in Clapham on December 20, 1916. She worked in a laundrette worker and had one son.

Administrator Sara Whitworth said: “Ethel enjoys listening to music and a good old sing-a-long with friends.

“She loved her pet dog Bobbles and had a budgie that talked. She also enjoyed gardening, walking the dog and knitting, and recalls swimming half a mile in her youth.”

Mrs Gaish’s secret to reaching 100 was ‘good living’, she told staff at the home.

Mrs Horner was born on December 26, 1916, and lived in Kenley, Surrey. She has one daughter and worked in a paper shop and Sainsbury’s catering department.

She had a white terrier dog called Winnie that she loved. She also loves music and enjoyed Coronation Street, knitting and gardening.

Mrs Horner said: “Don’t know why I’m still here but must be because I rest a lot now.”

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