A resident of Croxley House celebrated her 100th Birthday on Sunday (July 19)
Margaret Hobbs has lived in Croxley Green all her life and was born in the cottages on the Green and then later moved to a cottage on New Road, Croxley Green.
She attended York Road School in Croxley Green and was a Hertfordshire county netball player for the school. Margaret was crowned Croxley Green’s May Queen when she was 12 years old.
Margaret said she remembers watching the Air Raids during the War and planes going over the cottages in New Road.
When Margaret started work she was employed by Sun Printers who employed many local people at the time. Her job was to operate printing machinery, which she complemented with secretarial duties.
In her later life, Margaret enjoyed the company of her two basset hounds which she was extremely fond of. The local community might remember her from All Saints Church in Croxley Green which she visited every Sunday.
Croxley House, which specialises in residential and dementia care, made Margaret’s 100th Birthday extra special by holding a party at the care home, complimented by a birthday cake and of many cards from well-wishers. Margaret was overwhelmed by the card she received from Her Majesty The Queen and is keeping it close to her since she opened it on her birthday.
Margaret commented on her birthday celebrations.
She said: “I had such a lovely day with lots of arranged visits, a tasty buffer supper and a beautiful birthday cake – I couldn’t have wished for a better day.”