Happy birthday to Irthlingborough 101 year-old Mrs T

Margaret Tirebuck celebrated her birthday on June 7

Friday, 11th June 2021, 11:48 am

A great-grandmother from Irthlingborough has celebrated her 101st birthday with friends at a town day centre and a visit from the mayor.

Margaret Tirebuck was presented with a bunch of flowers and some special knitting yarn by the the mayor of Irthlingborough Cllr Pauline Boyer and her consort Cllr Steve Boyer.

Known as Mrs T, the centenarian has attended Candocare based in Irthlingborough Library twice a week since the facility opened in 2014.

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Margaret Tirebuck, 101, with the Mayor of Irthlingborough

Mrs Tirebuck said she was overwhelmed with all the fuss made of her.

She said: "Considering my mother was told by the doctor - when I was born weighing four-and-a-half pounds - 'You wouldn't see her grow up', how wrong he was."

Margaret, who celebrated her birthday on June 7, has three children, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.