An Upton woman has celebrated her 101st birthday in style.
Marjorie Joyce was born in Upton Park on March 18, 1915, the sister of the late Dr William Griffiths who had a surgery attached to his house in Flookersbrook.
The widow of civil engineer Richard Joyce, the couple had a daughter, the late Rosemary, who was educated at The Queen’s School and became a legal secretary.
Richard’s father, also Richard, was a ceramic artist for Royal Lancastrian Pottery and his work is often seen on BBC One’s Antiques Roadshow.
Marjorie family, who are a comfort to her, are her niece, Hâf Davies-Humphreys, daughter of her late brother and his wife Dilys, and her husband Dr John Davies-Humphreys (FRCS), a retired gynaecologist from The Countess of Chester Hospital. Marjorie has lived at Wealstone Residential Home in Upton for three years where she celebrated a birthday lunch with staff and other residents.
She thanked staff for the lovely lunch and gave her tips for a long and healthy life. She said: “I have always been very active, have never smoked, very little alcohol and very careful with my diet.”