Happy Hundredth George!
George Worroll, one of our residents at Lawson House, recently celebrated his 100th birthday. The occasion was marked with a party and even special visits from the Mayor and Mayoress!
Over the last 100 years, George has experienced a lot of life. He served in the army for seven years, starting in the Tank Corps before joining the DUKW regiment. He helped ferry ammunition, troops, and supplies to the beaches, working closely with the Americans and Canadians.
In 1947 George was demobbed from the armed forces, he then went on to work for the Qualcast Lawn Mower company.
George was happily married for 50 years to his wife Maria, who he had a son with.
When Maria died, George moved in with his sister, but when Lawson House opened, he decided to move so that he could be closer to his son.
To celebrate the day, staff and residents at Lawson House organised a party for George. The catering staff on site put together a wonderful spread for everyone to enjoy.
Tanya Scott, a Housing Officer based at Lawson House, said: “The party was warm and friendly, a celebration of George’s life and I felt honoured to be a part of it.”
Around 50 people attended to celebrate with George, a mixture of friends and family. There were even special visits from the Chairman of the Royal British Legion and the Mayor and Mayoress!
George thoroughly enjoyed the day and was glad so many people came to celebrate with him.
“I really enjoyed the party, it was so lovely to see everyone”, George said.
Happy Birthday George!