Hard work the secret to 100-year-old Miriam’s long life

Miriam Lomax with the Lord Mayor Coun Alan Law and family and staff at Newfield Nursing Home, Heeley.
Miriam Lomax with the Lord Mayor Coun Alan Law and family and staff at Newfield Nursing Home, Heeley.
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A GREAT-grandmother who came to the Steel City after meeting her Sheffield husband on holiday has celebrated her 100th birthday.

Miriam Lomax marked her milestone with a party at Newfield Nursing Home in Heeley, where she has been a resident for a year.

There were balloons, birthday cake and a tipple of sherry or two, as well as dozens of birthday cards from family and friends.

Among the pile was a message from the Queen – which Miriam’s daughter Ann now plans to get framed for her as an extra present.

Special guest on the day was the Lord Mayor of Sheffield Coun Alan Law – who Miriam was “delighted” to meet, according to Ann.

She said her mum had relished a wonderful birthday. “She really enjoyed it and everyone made it very special for her,” she said.

Born in Birmingham in 1911, Miriam moved to Sheffield in 1934 to be with her late husband Henry who she had met while on holiday in the Isle of Man. The pair settled into married life in Ecclesall where Miriam was kept busy with their two children Ann and Andrew, while Henry worked in the treasury department at the Town Hall.

Sharing the secret to her mum’s long and healthy life, Ann said: “I think I would say hard work – she’s not had an easy life.”