Glass of brandy and fresh air key to long life of Spixworth 100-year-old Winifred Warrent

Winifred Warrent with Broadland District Council Chairman John Ward. Picture: Broadland District Cou

Winifred Warrent with Broadland District Council Chairman John Ward. Picture: Broadland District Council - Credit: Archant

Getting out and about and enjoying a glass of brandy are Winifred Warrent's secrets to a long life.

The great-grandmother, who lives with family in Spixworth, celebrated her 100th birthday today.

Born in Norwich in 1917, the day after Dame Vera Lynn, Mrs Warrent grew up in St George's Street and attended George White School.

She married Victor Warrent on October 16, 1937 and the couple had eight children. Living through the Second World War in Norwich, she recalls taking the children to the air raid shelter in Chapelfield.

She worked as a night cook until the age of 73 and loved cooking for her family - her daughters praising her sausage rolls and stews.


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Mrs Warrent has 49 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren, with another on the way this summer.

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