Ethel White from Eastbourne celebrates her 104th birthday

Ethel White
Ethel White

A life-long Eastbourne resident has celebrated her 104th birthday with her friends at Bowes House in Hailsham.

Ethel Georgina White was born in Chiswick but moved to Eastbourne when she was just two months old.

She married and worked at Brufords Jewellers.

Mrs White worked at the jewellers when it was 
based in Terminus Road. It has since moved to Cornfield Road .

Mrs White has led a full and active life over the years and was a champion bowler in her younger days.

She became president of the county in 1974 and played at the Victoria Drive Bowling Club until she was 95.

She told the Herald, “I still enjoy it now.

“I play here on the carpet at Bowes House.”

At the age of 100, Mrs White received a telegram from the Queen. She is now celebrating her 104th birthday.

When asked about her secret to longevity and her youthful skin, she said, “I uses only soap and water on my face.

“My secret is having a happy life and and keeping active by playing bowls.”

The activities co-ordinator at Bowes House, Lottie, said Mrs White was a very popular resident at the home.

She said, “It’s a fantastic honour having Georgina at Bowes House, she makes it more of an exceptional home than it already is.”

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