Former school matron turns 104

Former school matron turns 104

by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

A FORMER school matron has been celebrating a very special day – her 104th!

Mother of two, Nora Furness, from Southport, was the matron at the School for Partially Hearing on Lancaster Road, while her husband, John, was the principal at the school.

Nora now lives at Eventide Care Home on Lancaster Road but she lived in her own home until she was 102. 

She is a member of St James’ Church in Birkdale.

Nora, who has lived through two World Wars and a global pandemic, marked her special day with her daughter Rosalind and two of her grandchildren, Sarah and Ruth on June 19.

It was the first time that more than one  named person has been able to visit since before the coronavirus pandemic began.

l Right: Nora celebrates her 104th birthday with her daughter Rosalind and two of her grandchildren, Sarah and Ruth.



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