A rousing verse of happy birthday is in order for a Frodsham and Helsby stalwart.
Winifred Mary Fletcher, née Forster, celebrated her 100th birthday on October 12.
Ever generous, instead of gifts Winnie has made a donation to her local church.
Affectionately known as Winnie, she was born in Frodsham in 1916 and lived with her parents and younger brother Tom.
After leaving school she went to work for the Pierrepoint family.
But it was at the age of 19 when she met her future husband Herbert on a night out in Frodsham.
They married at St Laurence’s Church in June 15, 1940.
Winnie and Herbert moved into a house on Bates Lane in Helsby, which would be their home for the next 73 years and was also the birthplace of their daughter Glenda.
Winnie, a skilled baker, made wedding cakes for a number of local brides.
She would also cook with the produce grown by Herbert in their back garden.
Winnie moved into Heathercliffe care home in January 2013, where she celebrated her milestone birthday.
Instead of presents, Winnie made a donation to the St Paul’s Parish Church in Helsby.
She became a member of the congregation there shortly after moving to the village and has also taken part in a range of Mothers Union activities at the church.
Frodsham mayor Mallie Poulton and Helsby parish council chairman Terry O’Neill were on hand to present Winnie with flowers and a certificate on her big day.
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