Peggy visits Chalkwell seafront to celebrate 101st birthday

Peggy Whitebread visited Chalkwell Lifeguards Club at Chalkwell Shelter on Sunday with her grandson Dean Herman to be welcomed by the club’s beach welfare officers and sit in the sun on the prom on her 101st birthday.

Peggy who has lived in Rayleigh for 70 years, said: “It’s absolutely wonderful to meet everyone in their bright orange t shirts.”

Peggy moved to Rayleigh from East Finchley where she lived during the Second World War. In her younger years she was ‘Miss Odeon’ in Muswell Hill and worked from 7pm until 7am at Simms Motors for £3.00 per week.

Before leaving Chalkwell Beach, Peggy said: “I can’t wait to come back here again for my 102nd birthday.”

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Mick Ferris

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