A tipple a day helps Doris reach milestone

Doris Freeman who is a resident at Beech Knoll Care Home has just celebrated her 100th birthday
Doris Freeman who is a resident at Beech Knoll Care Home has just celebrated her 100th birthday
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A TIPPLE of something strong each evening is the secret to longevity for Sheffielder Doris Freeman, who is celebrating her 100th birthday.

Great grandmother Doris marked the landmark at Beechy Knoll nursing home on Richmond Road, Richmond, with a concert of golden oldie songs and visit from friends and family.

She worked as a production supervisor at the George Butler cutlery factory during the 1930s.

“She had quite an important role checking the quality of the cutlery,” said daughter June Liles, 73. “But all I remember is my mother saying: ‘It’s just a bit more money’.”

Doris and husband John, known as Jack, had three children, June, John and Susan.

John died 31 years ago but Doris, who was born in Sheffield and lived in the city her entire life, only moved out of her own home last year, at the age of 99.

“I think that was quite remarkable really,” said June. “She always said the secret to a long life was a little tipple of something each evening!”