Lovable resident, Lucy Colquhoun, is celebrating her 102nd birthday at Bupa’s Erskine Hall Care Home in Hertfordshire.
Lucy who was born in London explored numerous career paths in her lifetime, but her most important role was becoming a stay at home mother to her two children.
As a mother during The Blitz, Lucy remembers doing something so ordinary such as washing her sons’ nappies and hanging them on the roof, whilst bombs could be heard going off around her.
A vivid memory for Lucy is carrying her son in her arms running from one Air Raid shelter to the next and staying in Piccadilly Circus underground.
It wasn’t long before Lucy and her son were both evacuated to Scotland during the war after a bomb hit the house next door killing their neighbours.
After the war, Lucy went on to spend 12 years living in Somerset before residing in Hatch End, Harrow.
As well as celebrating her 102nd birthday, there is more exciting news for Lucy as her son is writing an autobiography. The book will include details of Lucy’s secret to living a long and happy life, which her son says is down to her ‘very calm and laid-back nature.’
Lucy, who is now in her second year at Erskine Hall and will be celebrating the day with her close family, said: “I am looking forward to celebrating the day with my family, I feel very lucky to reach 102 and can’t wait to see what this year brings.”
Russell Sharp, Home Manager at Erskine Hall, said: “Since she joined us in February 2018, she has continued to make people laugh with her jolly commentary.
“It is a huge milestone and it is wonderful that we get to celebrate it with her.”
Erskine Hall is a home that specialises in helping care for individuals with Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease. The home is well furnished and renovated to suit a variety of needs. Their social calendar is full of activities for the residents to get involved in, such as quizzes, dances and much more.