Adventures and cold beer secret to happy life says man celebrating 100th birthday - The Leamington Observer

Adventures and cold beer secret to happy life says man celebrating 100th birthday

Leamington Editorial 19th Dec, 2019   0

HAVING adventures and enjoying a cold beer each day is the secret to a long life says a Leamington man who has celebrated his 100th birthday.

Priors House care home resident Norman Edwards became a centenarian on November 27.

The former scout leader was born in 1919 in Wales before serving in the Second World War for which he was awarded seven medals.

He was also presented with a general service medal, because as soon as he returned to Britain in 1945 he was immediately shipped out to Palestine to find an illegal mobile station that was broadcasting anti-British propaganda.

The dad-of-four celebrated his birthday with a party at the care home attended by mayor Bill Gifford and members of the British Legion.

Norman said the secret to a long life was: “Serving your country, having adventures and enjoying a nice, cold lager every day.”

Home manager Francine Summers said the care home’s residents also enjoyed the celebration.

She said: “Norman is a well-loved resident at Priors House. It was fantastic to see him celebrating this incredible milestone with his friends at the care home.

“He is a very happy, sociable person, and we all love hearing about his adventures.

“It was wonderful to raise a glass to him on his special day.”

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