Farcet mum of nine celebrates 100th birthday in same house she was born in!

For all of her 100 years Elsie Strickle has known only one home - the one she was born in!

Monday, 20th January 2020, 4:21 pm
Elsie Strickle celebrating her 100th birthday at the Farcet Salvation Army hall with her sons and daughters EMN-191220-191526009

Throughout her life the centenarian has lived in the small terraced Burden Houses, Farcet, where she attended the village school before leaving to work in the local corset factory called Symingtons as a teenager.

Elsie married Tom Strickle with the couple having nine children - five girls and four boys - during their 63 years of marriage, while Elsie has always been a member of the Salvation Army in Farcet.

Daughter-in-law Sharon said: “She had a great time at her birthday and all her children, grandchildren and many great-grandchildren attended. She also had many friends there too.

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Elsie with her card from the Queen

“She has good memories of her school friends, particularly of Empire Day where all the children dressed up as the countries of the empire and rode in a horse-drawn cart through the village!”