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Four generations gather to celebrate Helston gran's 100th
7:00am Sunday 10th March 2013 in News
Four generations of the same family joined together on Saturday to mark the 100th birthday of Porthleven's Jacqueline Harris.
A party was held at the Harbour Inn, where Jacqueline was joined by her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, as well as many friends from Porthleven Age Concern.
One of Jacqueline's daughters, Bobbie, travelled over from her home in America with her family, especially for the occasion.
The room was filled with the scents of hundreds of flowers, in the form of bouquets and also plants for the Jacqueline's garden - especially colourful primroses and polyanthuses.
The birthday girl also received a cake and almost 80 cards, including one from the Queen - her second, in fact, after she received one for her diamond wedding anniversary with late husband Bill.
It was also her second party, having been thrown one at the weekly Age Concern meeting last Thursday.
Jacqueline's daughter Toni Simmonds, who lives in Thomas Terrace, Porthleven, said: “She was absolutely fantastic at the party on Saturday. She was up and down talking to everybody and making sure the ladies from Age Concern were alright.”
Jacqueline moved to Porthleven with Bill in 1987, after Toni moved to the village earlier that same year. Previously the family lived in Maidstone, Kent.
They bought a bungalow in Treza Road, where Jacqueline remains to this day, living independently with visits from carers and Toni.
Before his death ten years ago Bill and Jacqueline were regular spectators at Porthleven Football Club, with Bill also keen on playing pool and watching all variety of sports.
Very sociable people, they enjoyed entertaining the many friends they made in the village and Jacqueline still enjoys meeting people on trips with Age Concern.
Toni thanked everyone for their cards, gifts and for attending the party, adding: “The Harbour [Inn] did a wonderful job. Everybody came and did something. It was very, very good.”
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