Edith Whitworth, known as Edie to her loved ones, was the centre of attention at Ashton’s Hurst Hall Care Centre with a visit from Tameside mayor, Coun Dawson Lane and a birthday card from the Queen, as she celebrated her 100th birthday.It was a far cry from her wartime wedding to late husband Joseph of which she only has cherished memories.Edith’s son Rod said: “There were no photos of the wedding because you couldn’t get film due to the fact there was a war on. My uncle had a camera so he just pretended to take pictures instead.”Edith was born in Droylsden and went to Fairfield Road School before leaving at the age of 14 to start work with a dressmaker.She later moved to Wood’s – a grocer’s in Ashton – where she caught the eye of Joseph who worked in a pharmaceutical warehouse nearby. The couple married in 1941 and had two children – Rod, who is now 71, and Megan, 68.Edith, who also has five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, marked her birthday with two parties so all her friends could celebrate the occasion.
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