A happy hundred for Joy and Millie

Milly Wright and Joy Makepeace celebrating their 100th birthdays.

Milly Wright and Joy Makepeace celebrating their 100th birthdays. - Credit: Archant

THERE was a double cause for celebration at a Nailsea care home as two women celebrated their 100th birthdays.

Family and friends visited Millie Wright and Joy Makepeace for a special party at Silver Trees care home in Brockway.

Millie was joined by her son Martin, five grandchildren, five great grandchildren and relatives from Hong Kong and Australia as she raised a glass on her special day.

Millie was an active lady and enjoyed walking and cycling.

She took over the running of her husband’s business when he died, before working at Long Ashton Research Station. She moved into Silver Trees in June 2011.


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Joy was delighted with a visit from her children Anthea and Jan and grandchildren Mia and Neal to mark her 100th birthday.

Joy lived in Nailsea and Wraxall before moving into the care home in April 2010.

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Joy, who is described as having a quick wit and a passion for flowers, was always busy and was an avid member of the WI and floral societies in Clevedon and Portishead.

She also carried on helping with Meals on Wheels into her 90s.

Her daughter Jan said: “Her garden was her joy. Now we bring the garden to her. Her room is constantly full of flowers and she loves to arrange them.

“She’s had a constant stream of visitors over the past few days who have come to wish her happy birthday.”

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