Sutton-born woman blows out candles to mark 101 years

Eva Quincy who is a resident of the Kirklands Care Home in Kirkby and has just celebrated her 101st birthday.
Eva Quincy who is a resident of the Kirklands Care Home in Kirkby and has just celebrated her 101st birthday.

A Sutton woman blew out the candles to mark her 101st birthday with a party at the care home where she now lives.

Eva Quincy, who is a resident at the Kirklands Care Home in Kirkby, marked the occasion with a small buffet with other residents, while her daughter brought in a cake.

She received plenty of cards and flowers.

Formerly of North Street, Sutton, she has lived in the town all her life before moving to the council-run Kirkby home.

She left school at 14 and worked at box factory until she married her partner, Cyril Quincy, in 1938.

Eva was a keen dressmaker and enjoyed bike rides with Cyril, and they used to breed and show Chow Chow dogs.

The love for their hometown was even reflected in the choice of leisure destinations- with the couple enjoying holidays in their motorhome to Sutton-on-Sea in Lincolnshire.

Asked about the secret of a long life, Eva said: “No Smoking, little drinking and being active.

“ I have slowed down, but I do not feel 101.”