"Happy-go-lucky" centenarian celebrates milestone birthday at Banstead nursing home

Sophie Bravery celebrated her 100th birthday on Bastille Day

Sophie Bravery celebrated her 100th birthday on Bastille Day

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

Bastille Day heralded a milestone birthday celebration for a "happy-go-lucky" centenarian.

Sophie Bravery marked turning 100 on July 14, with a party at the Parkside Nursing Home, in Park Road, Banstead, where she has lived since January.

Born and brought up in Battersea, London, the great-grandmother was married to the late Sydney Bravery and is mother to Daphne, 78; David, 73; and Jayne, 56.

Mr Bravery said: "She is quite a happy-go-lucky person. 

"It’s sad to see her get to this age and be put in a nursing home. 

"She has been a very, very good mother."

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