Great Yarmouth 100-year-old All Shook Up by King’s visit on her birthday

Cordelia Nickerson, 100, with Elvis tribute act Peter King. Picture: Pan Publicity

Cordelia Nickerson, 100, with Elvis tribute act Peter King. Picture: Pan Publicity - Credit: Pan Publicity

While most 100-year-olds get cards from the Queen on their birthdays, one former market stall owner was all shook up with a visit from The King.

Cordelia Nickerson of Great Yarmouth - known fondly to many as Nicky - was treated to a visit from Elvis Presley tribute act Peter King, as she celebrated her big birthday.

The singer gave a special performance at Abbeyfield House on Lawn Avenue, where she is a resident- as staff and fellow residents celebrated the big occasion.

Karen Wade, house manager of Abbeyfield, said that Mrs Nickerson was the house's first ever 100-year-old.

She said: 'Everybody had a fabulous time - they were all singing along and there was some dancing too.


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'We were very pleased to be invited to join Nicky in celebrating her centenary.'

Mrs Nickerson served as a secretary in the women's RAF from 1941 to 1945, before becoming a key member of the Market community until retiring in 1982 - first serving tea and bacon sarnies, then opening a clothes stall.

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