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Family members from Scotland surprise centenarian at landmark birthday

PUBLISHED: 16:54 12 April 2019 | UPDATED: 16:54 12 April 2019

Kitty Ross celebrates her 100th birthday with family in Oulton Broad. Pictures: Mick Howes

Kitty Ross celebrates her 100th birthday with family in Oulton Broad. Pictures: Mick Howes

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Four generations of a family gathered together to celebrate the centenary of a wonderful lady.

Kitty Ross celebrates her 100th birthday with family in Oulton Broad. Pictures: Mick HowesKitty Ross celebrates her 100th birthday with family in Oulton Broad. Pictures: Mick Howes

A total of 19 family and friends of Kitty Ross gathered in Oulton Broad earlier this month to enjoy a celebration meal with the centenarian.

And with some of the family having travelled from Scotland to be at the special lunch, they marked the landmark birthday of the Broadlands Care Home resident in style.

Born near Rotherham in 1919, it was there where Kitty later met and married her husband John in 1939.

They had two children, Glenis and John, and moved to Gorleston in 1946 before arriving in Corton in 1964, where they lived for 47 years.

Kitty Ross on her wedding day. Pictures: Mick HowesKitty Ross on her wedding day. Pictures: Mick Howes

With her husband John working as an electrician, as his career progressed he later became the managing director of Lowestoft Electrical.

Kitty has been a resident at Broadlands for eight-and-a-half years and she was delighted to receive a card from the Queen and a telegram from Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

A celebratory cake was cut at the end of the party as the four generations of family joined care home staff in serenading her with birthday greetings.

Afterwards Kitty admitted the secret of her long life was enjoying a glass of sherry or red wine.

Kitty Ross when she was younger. Pictures: Mick HowesKitty Ross when she was younger. Pictures: Mick Howes

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