Celebration at Caistor for centenarian

Caistor woman Muriel Beal cuts her 100th birthday cake helped by  her son Richard and Yvonne Woolston of the Caistor Luncheon Club EMN-150706-230231001
Caistor woman Muriel Beal cuts her 100th birthday cake helped by her son Richard and Yvonne Woolston of the Caistor Luncheon Club EMN-150706-230231001

100 years old and still going strong - that was the message in Caistor last week as one resident celebrated her 
personal century.

And Muriel Beal took delivery of a birthday card from the Queen when she reached this magical three figure landmark .

She celebrated with family and friends and took lunch with fellow members of Caistor Luncheon Club in the town’s Methodist Church Schoolroom.

Mrs Beal was born in 
Tynemouth near Newcastle in 1915 when the First World War was raging.

Her working life was spent as a physiotherapist at 
Watford Peace Hospital and also at Stratford Hospital, 
before retiring at the age of 70.

Her husband Lance died in 1992 and it was three years ago Mrs Beal came to live at 
Caistor and she thinks the world of the place.

“People are very friendly,” she said. “I like it here very much.”

Son Richard and Yvonne Woolston of the Luncheon Club helped Muriel cut her cake and then everyone joined in singing Happy Birthday.

“She always comes to the club and gets on fine with everyone,” said Yvonne.

“She is a lovely gentle lady.”