101 and still having fun: Tameside trio celebrate another birthday
Published by J.Smith for New Charter Housing Trust Group in Communities and also in Housing
Alice McMinn (left), Doris Otter (centre), Mary Gorman (right) and Nora The Owl
Residents at New Charter are celebrating another milestone birthday as Alice McMinn, Doris Otter and Mary (Edith) Gorman reach triple figures again.
Last year the three ladies received their letters from the Queen and celebrated their hundredth birthdays together with Tameside Mayor, Cllr Brenda Warrington. Another year on and the celebrations continue as the trio met with New Charter Housing’s mascot, Nora The Owl on the 8th of April.
The ladies gathered in the dining room shortly before lunch at the sheltered housing scheme at Pendle Road in Denton, Tameside. Although all ladies are (or soon to be) 101 years old, they still have their sense of humour, having a friendly debate about who is the oldest.
Nora received a warm welcome from the ladies as they gathered around to have a chat before having their picture taken with the mascot.
Miriam Harlow, New Charter scheme manager at Pendle House said: “All the ladies are great characters and we wish them another big happy birthday for turning 101. We’ve celebrated with a special dinner and it was good to see the ladies having some fun with Nora The Owl.”