Mansfield teacher Margaret turns 100

Margaret Thomas celebrated her 100th birthday at Ashdale care Home in Mansfield. Margaret is pictured with niece Janet Hall.
Margaret Thomas celebrated her 100th birthday at Ashdale care Home in Mansfield. Margaret is pictured with niece Janet Hall.

Teaching girls for more than 20 years and helping poverty charity, Oxfam, with projects in India and Africa are just some of the things one Mansfield lady has done in her 100 years.

London-born Margaret Thomas moved to Clipstone Avenue, Mansfield, when she married in 1953, living there until 2013 when she moved into Ashdale Care Home, Park Avenue, Mansfield.
In 1955, she was made head of the geography at Queen Elizabeth’s Girls Grammar School, Mansfield and taught there for 22 years.
Mrs Thomas, who is described as “very knowledgeable” celebrated her 100th birthday with a party and a slice of cake. In retirement she volunteered for the Women’s Royal Voluntary Service and Oxfam.
Niece Janet Hall, 55, seen with Margaret, said the family is “proud” of her.