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  • World War Two air raid warden is 100 years old

    Danielle Thompson

    A former World War Two air raid warden has credited ‘working hard and a loving family’ for helping her to reach her 100th Birthday.

    Mum-of-two Winnifred Hulse celebrated her centenary birthday with her family and friends at Parklands Lodge nursing and residential care home in Southport. The gran-of-four, who also has nine great-grandchildren, enjoyed entertainment, a buffet and toasted the occasion with wine at the celebration, and she also received a special congratulations card from the Queen.

    The former midwife, who worked as an air raid warden during the Second World War, was born in Ormskirk and lived in Skelmersdale before moving to Manchester with her husband Len and having sons William and Derek. She moved to Crompton Road in Southport in 1954 with her husband, who passed away aged 78 in 1994.

    She said: “My secret is working hard and having a loving family.”

    Benn Mott, the home manager, added: “It is a privilege celebrating one of our lovely ladies’ milestone birthdays with her.”


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