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Alice celebrates her 101st birthday at Willows Edge

November 2017

Alice Parkinson celebrated her 101st birthday by opening a new road named after her ‘Alice Way’ at our Willows Edge development in Wrea Green.

Alice, who turned 101 on 28 October 2017, has lived in Wrea Green all of her life and has seen the area transform in to the beautiful and desirable village it is now.

Alice’s daughter travelled from Devon to celebrate her special birthday with the rest of the family. They visited the development to see the road named after her on our latest Lancashire development.

Alice cut the ribbon to officially open the road, saying: “I am really happy and very pleased to see that a road has been named after me in the village I hold so dear. I have lived the majority of my life here and it’s a great honour for my family and me to have this accolade.

“If my husband, who I had been married to for more than 70 years, were here he would’ve been quite surprised at this as I am really quite shy but he would’ve been thrilled for me too.”

Alice, who has one daughter one grandson and two great-grandchildren, is a big part of the community as she also worked in Wrea Green over the years. Alice’s family were dairy farmers in the village and she learnt to milk the cows by hand at a young age, with the fresh produce being delivered to the village, Lytham and the surrounding area. She met her husband Hughie here and they celebrated their platinum wedding anniversary in 2010. Alice also worked as a dinner lady at Wrea Green School for more than 25 years before retiring.

Alice continued: “My heart is here in Wrea Green and I have loved living here with my family. I’ve seen lots of changes in the village throughout my lifetime and life is completely different now to 100 years ago! I’ve got lots of friends in Wrea Green and it’s been so nice to celebrate my 101st birthday in this way.”

Sales manager Richard Kitson said: “We are delighted to celebrate Alice’s birthday in this way on our latest development in Wrea Green. It is an honour for us to be able to name a road after someone who have lived here all of their life but also as she celebrated her 101st birthday. It was lovely to share Alice’s celebrations with her family in our new show home. Many happy returns Alice.”

Willows Edge is an executive collection of three, four and five-bedroom detached and semi-detached homes, including bungalows, offering up to a generous 2,138 sq ft of living space. Each and every home has been designed and engineered with today’s modern lifestyle in mind, boasting the highest levels of specification in partnership with leading manufacturers and, as you’d expect from a Story Home, your home will be built to our award winning standards.

For further information and to view our show home, please call in to the marketing suite open Thursday to Monday from 10.30am to 5.30pm.