Birthday Girl Rene Celebrates Turning 100 With Her Two Best Friends

26 May 2021

Birthday Girl Rene Celebrates Turning 100 With Her Two Best Friends

There were centenary celebrations at Longwood Grange Care Home when Resident Irene ‘Rene’ Beaumont turned 100 years old on 25th May 2021.

The birthday girl was joined by her two closest friends Marjorie and Jenny as she enjoyed a birthday tea party to mark the milestone occasion.

The lifelong friends tucked into a delicious homemade birthday cake, and later Rene enjoyed her favourite meal of lentil soup with a hard-boiled egg in the middle.

Administrator Kim Ogden said that it was a very happy day.

Kim said: “We decorated her bedroom and the dining room with banners and balloons and made a big fuss of lovely Rene.

“She received flowers, cards and gifts, and she was overjoyed to be able to spend time with her best friends.

“Rene also got her telegram from the Queen, but she was more concerned about how Her Majesty was getting on after losing Prince Phillip. She’s a very kind and thoughtful lady.”

Rene is an only child who grew up in Marsden with her mum and dad. She worked at Henry Mallinson’s mill as a mender, where her job involved fixing items that were broken in the mill’s weaver.

Sadly, her teenage sweetheart was killed during the Second World War, and so Rene never married.

Her fondest memories are from spending time with her mum and dad, who used to take her for walks along the canal and to events including the Slaithwaite Moonraking Festival and the Marsden Cuckoo Festival.

Kim added: “Rene is one of those people who enjoys having quiet time with her loved ones.

“She’s not one to be fussed over, but she loves a natter with her friends.

“To reach 100 years old is incredible, and we hope Rene had a day to remember.”