Centenary celebration for knitting legend, Audrey

Audrey Brooks has been celebrating her 100th birthday

Audrey Brooks has been celebrating her 100th birthday - Credit: Contributed

On Saturday, July 17, Sidmouth Nursing Home celebrated the 100th birthday of beloved resident Audrey Brooks.

Audrey has and remains as ever a most remarkable person. Always an avid knitter, at the age of 98 her knitted flower basket won a ‘highly commended’ award at the Tickenham Flower Show. In the same year, she knitted over 100 poppies for the Tickenham church to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. Tickenham, in North Somerset, is where her daughter Linda used to live.
  

Audrey pictured with her birthday card from the Queen

Audrey pictured with her birthday card from the Queen - Credit: Contributed

Julie Casely from the home said: “Audrey has endured the pandemic in typical stoic fashion and even helped cheer up residents and staff with her knitted bunting she created during lockdown. It was a mammoth task for one person and reflects her steadfast nature and a determination to beat the odds.
 
“Over the years, Audrey has attended functions put on by The Sidmouth Lions. She also loves pantomimes.
 
“It was fantastic for our team to be able to celebrate Audrey’s special day with her. Like the Queen, she will be having a second birthday party when her loved ones will be able to join her.”

Audrey's knitted-themed 100th birthday cake

Audrey's knitted-themed 100th birthday cake - Credit: Contributed


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