Edna is still shouting House!

8th March 2016 | posted in News

Railway Housing Association's oldest resident celebrated her 104th birthday by having a game of bingo.

Not even reaching such a grand old age was going to stop Edna Smith playing bingo with her friends at Railway Housing Association’s Hackworth Court sheltered housing scheme in Stockton.

Although she says she now only plays one book at a time, bingo remains one of her favourite hobbies.

Edna, who has four children, 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and eight great, great-grandchildren, said: “I still play three times a week with my friends and I even won a few pound recently, which was great.”

Edna’s one-bedroom flat was full to the brim with well-wishers and she received lots of cards and gifts.

She added: “I have had a few health problems recently but I feel much better now and I am looking forward to receiving a 105th birthday card from The Queen next year.”

Railway Housing Association Chief Executive Anne Rowlands, who presented Edna with a bouquet of flowers, said: “Edna looks so much younger than 104 and it was great to be able to share her birthday with her again.”

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