Lifelong Eastbourne lady celebrates her 100 years

Katherine Langridge celebrates her 100th birthday March 25th 2013 E13089P'Katherine with her birthday card from the Queen
Katherine Langridge celebrates her 100th birthday March 25th 2013 E13089P'Katherine with her birthday card from the Queen

An Eastbourne woman,who has lived in the town all her life, received a card from the Queen as she celebrated her 100th birthday.

Kathleen Langridge, née Colbran, was born in 1913 at St Mary’s Cottages in Eastbourne’s Old Town and had one brother called Bill. She has lived in Eastbourne for her whole life and went to St Mary’s School in Old Town.

Kathleen, a member of Greenfield Church, worked in many of Eastbourne’s popular shops throughout her working life. She was emploed in Knapps, Woolworths, the Scotch Wool Shop and Duncan Fosters.

Kathleen married her husbandEddie on August 4, 1941.

He also grew up in Old Town. The couple had a long and happy marriage and had one son called John.

Eddie was the first violinist for Lewes Operatic Society.

Kathleen and Eddie were married for 53 years and were able to celebrate their Golden anniversary before he died.

Kathleen has lived at her home in Hampden Park for 61 years.

In her younger years Kathleen had a wide range of hobbies. These included Scottish dancing and various art classes.