Lucy still loves to party at 102

Lucy Stonier (2nd left) is serenaded by George Formby impersonator Paul Caspar(left), pictured with friends, family and staff at Hallamshire Care Home, Broomhall Road.
Lucy Stonier (2nd left) is serenaded by George Formby impersonator Paul Caspar(left), pictured with friends, family and staff at Hallamshire Care Home, Broomhall Road.
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HE’S leaning on a lamp-post on the corner of the street waiting for a certain little lady to come by.

And the lady is question is Lucy Stonier, loved by all at the Hallamshire Nursing Home on Broomhall Road, Sheffield, where each year she celebrates her birthday with a party.

George Formby impersonator Paul Casper was on hand to make Lucy’s 102nd that little bit more special.

And there was plenty of singing and joking along as Paul strummed his ukelele and sang Formby classics such as Little Stick of Blackpool Rock.

Lucy moved to the home in 2009 after living in America for 10 years with her son Bruce.

Care manager Scott Melville said: “She is incredibly healthy for her age and still determined to live each day her own way doing what she can for herself.”

Lucy was a shorthand typist for most of her working life - but her main passion was fashion.

Scott added: “She was, and still is, a very good artist and particularly enjoys drawing still lifes and portraits.

“She can be a very social lady and when in the mood has a fantastic sense of humour.”

Friends and family who attended the party included her brother Stuart and granddaughter Cherry.

Deputy manager Karen Payling said: “It was a really great day and the George Formby impersonator was brilliant.

“He had us all singing along and Lucy and her friends got up to dance.”