Chichester resident turns 100 on Christmas Day

Birthday party for Winnie Herrmann, turning 100 on Christmas Day, at Marriott House
Birthday party for Winnie Herrmann, turning 100 on Christmas Day, at Marriott House

TWO days of celebration have come at once for one special resident of Marriott care home.

Winnie Herrmann celebrated her 100th birthday on Christmas Day.

The magnificent milestone was marked with a telegram from the Queen, and Winnie’s family visited the care home to have Christmas dinner and celebrate with her.

Her family travelled from all around the country to join in the celebrations.

Theresa Shell, general manager, said: “Winnie really enjoyed a lovely Christmas lunch with her family and celebrating her birthday.”

Carol singers performed for the residents of the Chichester care home on Christmas morning, before they tucked in to their lunch.

At 100 years old, Winnie has lived through the most of the 20th century.

She was born in 1912, the year the Titanic sank, and was two years old when the first world war broke out.

Winnie was 27 years old when the second world war broke out in 1939.

She has seen the invention of the jet engine, the atomic bomb, the microwave and the audio casette.