Happy 100th Ruby!
The Old Vicarage Care Home, Clay Cross celebrated the centenarian birthday of resident, Ruby Elliot.
Clay Cross born and bred, Ruby has spent the vast majority of her life living in Clay Cross and Derbyshire where she got her first job at Robinson’s Factory.
When the war years came, Ruby remembers living in Worcester for a short spell where she was part of the war effort working in a munitions factory making bullet casings.
Ruby met and married her love, Fred Elliot in 1947, and her daughter Catherine was born the following year. They lived happily together back in Clay Cross. When asked how she feels about her special birthday, Ruby simply said: “Am I 100? I feel amazing!”
To mark Ruby’s birthday, The Old Vicarage, where she has lived for 2 years, has hosted a special High Tea, complete with some of her favourite treats and a visit from some of her family and friends. “From all of us at The Old Vicarage, I’d like to wish Ruby a very Happy 100th Birthday!” explains home manager Karen Betts. “Ruby is a lovely, happy and friendly lady. She is always keen to join in our activities from flower arranging to singing. She is simply a delight to know!”
Dave Lock, Adept Care Homes Managing Director, added: “It’s really quite wonderful to be celebrating a centenarian birthday at The Old Vicarage, it’s these kind of events which help us meet our aim of being a superb place to live or work. It’s great to hear about Ruby’s life history and I’m sure she’s got more than a few stories she’s yet to share with our team.”