Great-grandmother Marjory gets special visit from Lord Mayor of Leeds as she turns 100

Marjory Gamble celebrates her 100th birthday.
Marjory Gamble celebrates her 100th birthday.
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YORKSHIRE Evening Post reader Marjory Gamble celebrated her 100th birthday with a party and a visit from the Mayor.

Lord Mayor of Leeds councillor David Congreve saw Mrs Gamble at her care home, The Coach House in Garforth, where she celebrated with family. Mrs Gamble lived in Hollins Park, Oakwood, from 1939 to 2013, when she moved to the nursing home at the age of 98. She worked from the age of 14 at John Barrans, as an administrator for the clothing company, based at Josephs Well in Leeds.

Her husband Roland Gamble died 16 years ago.

Daughter Sue Bray, 62, said: “Apart from her dementia, my mum is in good health really apart from some minor strokes.

“She does enjoy a bit of chocolate now but in the past always had a lunchtime drink of either sherry, Baileys or Advocat.

“She has always kept busy and was always one to look after other people.”

Mrs Gamble has two grandchildren, Vicky and Mark, who is lead guitarist in band Lost in Olympus, and a great grandson called Oliver.


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