100 years young

She may have celebrated her 100th birthday on Tuesday but Marjorie Edwards still enjoys entertaining her friends with songs on the organ.The musical centenarian, who lives in Dereham, has been playing the instrument since she was a girl and even once performed on the QE2.

She may have celebrated her 100th birthday on Tuesday but Marjorie Edwards still enjoys entertaining her friends with songs on the organ.

The musical centenarian, who lives in Dereham, has been playing the instrument since she was a girl and even once performed on the QE2.

At her birthday party on Tuesday she spoke of her love of music and how she had had 'a wonderful life.'

Mrs Edwards, known as Midge to her friends, said: 'I do not feel 100. If somebody wanted to go out on the town this evening I would go with them. I feel very fit.'


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Her favourite memories over the past 100 years include holidays on cruise ships and getting a car for her 21st birthday in 1930.

Originally from Hastings, Mrs Edwards married Leon Edwards and worked in millinery.

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She has been living at St Nicholas House residential care home for the past eight years, before that she lived in Tuckswood in Norwich.

At Tuesday's birthday celebrations Mrs Edwards was presented with a card from the Queen by the Mayor of Dereham, Lynda Turner.

When asked about the card Mrs Edwards said: 'I think it is lovely. I feel proud.'

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