Brompton House Care Home Resident turns 100When Brompton House care home Resident Beryl was born, ten decades ago, the BBC didn’t even exist, only five months before were the world's first regular radio broadcasts made for entertainment, and David Lloyd George was Prime Minister! 

Beryl ensured she made it to at least 100 by sharing her secret to a long life, 
“Staying positive and happy, my family being close and enjoying every day.”

Born in Nottingham on 21st July 1922, Beryl French spent her younger years working as a hairdresser. Then as she approached her late teens and early twenties, worked as a Nurse, looking after wounded soldiers during World War Two. She married and had two children and grandchildren. 

At HC-One’s Brompton House care home, where Beryl currently resides, fellow Residents and Colleagues were so happy and proud to celebrate her 100th Birthday. It was a very special day and Beryl was so happy and emotional when she opened her very special birthday card that she received from Queen Elizabeth. Beryl’s daughters Jayne and Lynn couldn’t visit her on her actual birthday but instead came to visit on the 1st of August and a great time was had by all! Beryl loves a party and being with her family, so this made it doubly special for her.

Delivered to the 37-bed residential and nursing care home, Beryl also received 100 cards made by children from the local Broadway school, who had put a lot of effort into making the cards and writing special birthday messages in each of them. 

Beryl loved all her gifts, especially a cushion from her family with her name and the milestone age of ‘100’ stitched into it (see pictured). She was also very happy with her birthday cake and commented that she couldn’t wait to taste it. 

Beryl French, said, 
“I can't believe that I am 100! I am very happy and content.”

Jinu Thomas, Care Home Manager at Brompton House, said, 
“It was an amazing celebration and such a privilege to be able to celebrate with Beryl and all her friends and fellow Residents here at Brompton House”

“These moments are cherished by all involved and we can't wait for her 101st birthday next year!”

At Brompton House care home, Beryl loves reading books, playing the piano and spending time in the company of other people, including her friends at the home.