In celebration of Hilda Parrott’s landmark 100th Birthday, Mulberry Court care home in Chalfont St Peter presented her with the congratulatory letter from Her Majesty The Queen and threw her a party she deserves.
Born in 1922, Hilda grew up in Liverpool where she remembers King George and Queen Mary opening the Queensway Tunnel when she was 12. During WWII, Hilda joined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force and operated big air defence balloons to stop enemy aircraft flying low enough to drop their bombs.
It was during this time that she met her soon to be husband Bill. Later in her life, Hilda owned and ran a day Nursery for children and lived happily in Kent with Bill before moving to Chalfont St Peter in 2010.
To give Hilda the celebration she deserves, Mulberry Court care home arranged for her to have a delicious cake and supper with her fellow residents and staff. She also had a party with all her family, including her seven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Hilda’s daughter Elizabeth commented: “Over many years, our Mum has set a wonderful example of how to love and care for others. She has always been a great support and inspiration to all of her large family.”
When asked about her secret to living to such an incredible age, Hilda commented: “Just good luck!”