Gwyneth celebrates 100 years

MOST people buy their mum a card to celebrate their special day.

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Gwyneth White celebrated her centenary in style
Gwyneth White celebrated her centenary in style

But one Glasgow woman has created a wall of memories to mark her mother's 100th birthday.

Glenda White, 69, created memory boards - one for each decade of her mum's life - and displayed them outside the family's Hillhead home.

Gwyneth White received the traditional telegram from the Queen - but it was the gift from her daughter that really made her day.

Surrounded by family, friends, and neighbours, Gwyneth, who is originally from Wales, celebrated her birthday yesterday.

And while she was pleased to get recognition from the monarch, she was "delighted" with her wall of memories, which included old family photographs.

Daughter Glenda, who lives with her mum in Great George Street, said: "I just felt reaching your 100th birthday is a huge achievement, it's special. So it was important we marked it in a special way.

"Each board tells the story of my mother's life. We worked on the boards together and it brought back lots of memories for her."

The fit-as-a-fiddle centenarian said the secrets of her longevity were her "family, friends and faith".

Gwyneth, who has lived in Glasgow for 40 years, met her husband Reverend Reginald White in the 1930s.

The couple married in August 1939 and were together until Reginald passed away in 2003. They had two children, daughter Glenda and son Landeg.

Gwyneth has four grandchildren, Graham, Louise, Martin, and John and three great-grandchildren Oliver, Stefanie and Angus.

She will welcome relatives from as far afield as Trinidad and Portugal when she has another family party later in the year.


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