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Tea party to mark Nora’s 100th birthday

Valerie Hancock (pictured front, centre) was joined by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield Vickie Preistley to celebrate her 100th birthday. The celebrations took place at St Peter's Church, Gleadless. Our picture shows the celebrations in progress.

Valerie Hancock (pictured front, centre) was joined by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield Vickie Preistley to celebrate her 100th birthday. The celebrations took place at St Peter's Church, Gleadless. Our picture shows the celebrations in progress.

A big Mothers’ Union tea party was held in Sheffield to celebrate a special milestone for one of its members.

Nora Fry will celebrate her 100th birthday on Friday.

And to mark the occasion the members of the Mothers’ Union group organised a special tea party for her.

They enjoyed sandwiches and tea - along with three varieties of cake - at the celebration at St Peter’s Church on White Lane in Gleadless.

Dignitaries from the Mothers’ Union across the diocese attended, along with the Lord Major of Sheffield Vickie Priestley, who spent time chatting with guests.

They presented Nora, who still lives independently on the Charnock estate in Gleadless, with cards and flowers.

Friend Valerie Hancock, of Arnold Avenue, said everyone had a great time.

“Past and present presidents from the Mothers’ Union and other dignitaries were out in force. It was brilliant and everyone was thrilled. Nora had a lovely time,” she added.

Nora was born in Sheffield and taught at Carfield Intermediate School in Meersbrook before becoming a French teacher at the school now known as Aston Academy.

She married Ted Fry, a maths teacher, and they had one son called Stephen.

Nora, whose maiden name was Wain, has three granddaughters and is also a great-grandmother now.

She joined the Mothers’ Union when her husband passed away, and regularly attends their monthly meetings.

She also attends the church service every Sunday. But the celebrations do not end there for Nora. On Saturday, her family and friends will gather in the church hall again for another party.

Anyone wanting to join the Mothers’ Union at St Peter’s Church is invited to its monthly meetings, held on the third Thursday at 1pm.

 

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