A FORMER school secretary who moved south has celebrated turning 100 — and is hoping old friends might get in contact.
Rotherham-born Margaret Almond lived in the town until 2013 when she moved to a care home nearer to her family.
Margaret celebrated her 100th birthday on August 26 with a visit from her children and their partners.
The family had to visit in separate groups due to coronavirus — but the pandemic didn’t stop the Queen sending her wishes.
Margaret was raised in Masbrough opposite St Michael’s Church where her father was a verger.
She married Noel Almond, a mining surveyor and they moved to Broom Road where they brought up children John and Jane.
Margaret worked as a secretary at Bramley Sunnyside Primary School for many years. A keen gardener, she could often be found watching cricket, knitting and socialising with her friends.
Her son John said: “In the 80s they moved to Chatham Street and dad passed away in 1997.
“Mum was still fiercely independent until her early 90s when she moved into a care home in Hertfordshire to be nearer to her family.
“Today she lives happily in Verulam House Nursing Home in St Albans and I’m sure would love to hear from any old Rotherham friends that still remember her.”
To contact Margaret, write to Verulam House, Verulam Rd, St Albans AL3 4DH.