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“Remarkable” Sheffield resident turns 101

May Kelsey celebrating her 101st birthday at Broomcroft House, Sheffield

May Kelsey celebrating her 101st birthday at Broomcroft House, Sheffield

Keeping active is the secret to a long and happy life for 101-year-old May Kelsey.

Described as ‘remarkable’ by staff at Broomcroft House Nursing Home where she lives, May lived independently up until a year ago when she moved into the home on Ecclesall Road in Sheffield.

According to May it’s a passion for walking, exercise clubs and playing tennis that has kept her in tip top condition all these years.

The centenarian celebrated her 101st birthday with birthday cake, champagne and entertainment in the company of friends and staff at Broomcroft House.

Born in Portsmouth on July 28, 1903, May attended school in Scotland after being evacuated during World War One.

She was a housewife and raised three children, Peter, Lesley and Christine.

In her spare time May loved to paint and several of her oil paintings now hang on her walls at the home.

May also enjoyed sailing in her younger years – and even had a boat docked at Southampton.

Lauren Hutchinson, activities coordinator at Broomcroft House, said: “May is remarkable for her age and is very independent.

“She has a lot of friends here and enjoys a good natter at meal times.”

 

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