World War Two aircraft inspector celebrates her 100th birthday

PUBLISHED: 17:00 10 July 2017 | UPDATED: 12:03 11 July 2017

100 year old Gladys Weaver with son and daughter, Kevin Weaver and Lyn Wood.

100 year old Gladys Weaver with son and daughter, Kevin Weaver and Lyn Wood.

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A great-grandmother celebrated her 100th birthday with a family get-together and a letter from the Queen.

Gladys Weaver 100th birthday.Gladys Weaver 100th birthday.

Gladys Weaver was born in Abbots Leigh on May 21 during World War One to James and Mini Perry.

Gladys and her family moved to The Manor in Walton-in-Gordano when she was a few months old, where her father worked as the head gardener.

Gladys married Horace John Weaver, known to his friends and family as John, in January 1943 and they had two children together, Lynda and Kevin

Kevin said: “Dad joined the army and went off to Burma during World War Two and mum secured a job as an inspector at Binding & Payne Clevedon, which was making aircraft parts for Dowty Aircraft.”

Gladys Weaver 100th birthday.Gladys Weaver 100th birthday.

Gladys often tells stories about the number of planes during the war which would have her number seven stamp on them.

Gladys has only recently moved in with family after living alone since her 
husband’s death.


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