Opera-loving Gladys, 100, still on song

AN opera fan from Clevedon celebrated her 100th birthday with a party for her family and friends.

Gladys Ross-Goobey, who has lived in Clevedon since 1947, has two children, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren who travelled from across the country to celebrate her special day.

Gladys was a civil servant in London before she met her husband George. After they were married they moved to Clevedon for George’s job and Gladys gave up work to raise a family.

The pair were well known in Clevedon. Gladys was president of Clevedon Light Opera Club for 27 years and George was president of the cricket club, rugby club and was involved with the town council.

Gladys received a card from the Queen and a telegram from Iain Duncan Smith to mark her special day.

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