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Constance is centre of attention at 100th birthday

By Gloucestershire Echo  |  Posted: January 26, 2013

Special occasion:  Constance  Greenslade with her card from the Queen

Special occasion: Constance Greenslade with her card from the Queen

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AFTER years of caring for others, a great grandmother found herself the centre of attention as she celebrated her 100th birthday.

Constance Greenslade, of Badgeworth Court Care Centre in Cheltenham, marked her century with a party at Lilley Brook Golf Club.

And she was joined by her three children and their spouses to celebrate her milestone with lunch, before the entire family of six grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren joined her for a tea party.

Mrs Greenslade first moved to Cheltenham from Whitby, where she met her late husband Ronald, who had been born in the town.

The pair moved back to Cheltenham, and Constance worked as a nurse at Sunnyside Maternity Hospital in Pittville.

She retired in 1944 when her first son was born.

Her youngest daughter, Wendy Dash, praised her mother for her loving care.

"She is an excellent mother, and is very supportive and caring of all her children and husband," Wendy said.

"She is very well travelled, and loves doing different things, such as knitting.

"Mum is an incredible lady. She loves her family and we absolutely adore her."

While Constance brought up her children, her husband worked as a minister at St Stephen's Church in Cheltenham.

When her husband died in 1989, she continued to live at her home in the Lansdown area.

She moved into Badgeworth Court last year.

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