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Northamptonshire grandmother marks birthday number 102

Constance Kirton celebrates her 102nd birthday at Clare House Care Home in Silverstone.

Constance Kirton celebrates her 102nd birthday at Clare House Care Home in Silverstone.

A former farmer’s wife from Northamptonshire celebrated her 102nd birthday with a gathering of friends and family at a Silverstone care home.

Grandmother of 13 Constance Kirton was born in Grimscote, near Towcester in 1912 shortly after the Titanic made it’s maiden voyage.

She married husband Albert in 1935 and the couple ran a farm in Eastcote up until 1980.

They spent their retirement years in Patishall. Albert sadly passed away in 1990.

Her youngest of two sons Bruce, now 74, flew over from Canada to visit his mother for a small birthday celebration at Clare House Care Home in Silverstone.

He said the key to his mother’s long life is clean living and plenty of fresh air.

He said: “She never eats too much, she never drinks alcohol or coffee - she’s always just tried to stay out of trouble.”

Mrs Kirton was a member of the of the Women’s Institute for 50 years and has enjoyed knitting most of her life.

 

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