Resident celebrates 100th birthday


On Thursday 4th June 2020, Joan Harris celebrated her 100th Birthday in style with fellow residents with a glass of sherry and a cake specially made for her by our chef. In addition to cards and gifts from loved ones, she received the customary telegram from Her Majesty the Queen, and despite lockdown, was able to connect with several family members and loved ones globally using video conferencing technology.

Joan Harris is a mother of 2 and has five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She, moved to Paxton Hall in September 2017

Born on June 4, 1920 in Salford. Manchester, Joan was the youngest of three children. She was trained as an engineering draughtswoman during World War II and worked in the drawing office of the School of Engineering at Downing College in Cambridge after the war. Joan went on to train as a marriage guidance counsellor in the 1960s and practiced for about 30 years, becoming chairman of her local branch.

We wish Joan many, many more healthy and happy years ahead!