TWO CENTURIES have been celebrated at a Chesterfield care home after a pair of residents reached the milestone 100 years of age within two weeks of each other.
Edna Goodwin and Marjorie Martin were born in 1920 and have both lived in Chesterfield for most of their lives – now residing at Holmewood Care Home, on Barnfield Close, Holmewood.
To mark their centenaries, the ladies were showered with cards, gifts, and bouquets of flowers, alongside receiving their telegrams from the Queen.
Edna, who turned 100 on 10th December, was born in Brompton and grew up in Chesterfield with her seven siblings.
She later worked as a machinist at Robinson and Sons Ltd and was a fire watcher during the Second World War.
After the end of the War, she married Harry Goodwin, on 8th December 1945, with whom she had a daughter.
Marjorie, who turned 100 on 21st December, was born in Sheffield and grew up in Holmewood with her sister, Hilda.
She worked in one of the town’s factories, including during the Second World War, and later got a job as an outdoor work manager.
She married Ernest in 1938, before he joined the Navy during the War, and the couple had a son, Robert. Marjorie now has 2 grandsons, Grant and Scott, and four great grandchildren, Max, Olly, Lucy, and Scarlett.
Edna moved into Holmewood Care Home in April 2017 and Marjorie joined the home three years later, in August 2020.
Jeanette McCallen, home manager at Holmewood Care Home, said: “Edna and Marjorie are the queens of our care home and it was wonderful to see them both receive their telegrams from HRH Queen Elizabeth after turning 100 within a week of each other.
“They both received dozens of cards and gifts from friends and family and had a lovely day marking their milestone.
“They are both perfect ladies and a joy to care for and we were honoured to make their birthdays a really special occasion.”