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Hucknall Resident turns 100

Thursday 13 September
 
Councillor John Wilmott paid a very special visit to a Hucknall resident this week.
 
The life of Hucknall woman Margaret Box could hardly have got off to a more distressing start. When she was a baby, Margaret was found abandoned near a shop in Bestwood Village.
 
But she went on to lead a full and active life and this week she celebrated her 100th birthday at Jubilee Court Care Home on Nabbs Lane, where she now lives.
 
She was adopted as a foundling by a family named Clarke and had jobs with three Hucknall companies. These were Dexter's cigar factory, hosiery firm Reynolds and Rolls-Royce.
 
The head of five generations, Margaret has a married son, Anthony, three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She formerly 'walked everywhere', knitted cardigans for her grandchildren and enjoyed baking cakes.
 
Fourteen children from Broomhill Junior School, Hucknall, called at Jubilee Court to sing 'Happy Birthday' to Margaret and one of them, Jess Horton, played her a tune on the piano.
 
The Queen sent Margaret a card and Hucknall Councillor John Wilmott presented her with a bouquet and card on behalf of Ashfield District Council.