No worries - Stan’s secret for long life

Stan Clapham celebrates his 100th birthday at Christ Church in Fulwood
Stan Clapham celebrates his 100th birthday at Christ Church in Fulwood
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NOT worrying is the secret of a long and happy life for a war veteran who has celebrated his 100th birthday.

Great-grandad Stan Clapham – who served in the Army in World War Two, in Burma and the Falklands – still lives almost independently.

He enjoys popping out on his mobility scooter around Frecheville and visiting a church social event, where he celebrated the milestone day.

Daughter-in-law Carol Clapham, of Hathersage, said: “His secret is a mixture of things, including not worrying about tomorrow.

“It’s more thinking about what he is having for tea.”

Stan, who has lived in Hazelbadge Crescent for 60 years, was a keen snooker player and worked for Brown Brothers in Sheffield as a car paint specialist.

He enjoyed a family lunch to celebrate his big birthday on January 13.

But before that he was welcomed to the Friday Club at Christ Church Fulwood, where he goes every week, for a special cake - and relatives came along to join in the party.

Carol added: “He got a lot of cards on his birthday, the telegram from the Queen was late though as it came when he was at Friday club.”