Evelyn celebrates 100 years

A PORTISHEAD grandmother was surrounded by her family to celebrate her 100th birthday.

Evelyn Bristol marked the occasion on Saturday, when she also received a card from the Queen.

The mum-of-four and grandmother-of-five moved to Black Down Road in Portishead in 1972, after previously living in St George, Bristol, and has remained in the same house ever since.

Up until she was 28 she worked as a dressmaker at James and Short in Bristol before marrying her husband Ronald Bristol. They then had their children Rosie, Gillian, Anthony and Michael.

Rosie, who now has the surname Gilbert, said: “She has had a wonderful, full life with many happy memories.

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“She still enjoys watching the snooker and Emmerdale as well as a game of scrabble.”

Evelyn’s children, her two grandsons and three granddaughters travelled from across England as well as from France to be with her on her special day.

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