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Dorrie still likes to be the belle of the ball at 105
DOROTHY Humphreys can recall memories of the Coronation of George V and Queen Mary in 1911 and the Suffragettes forming outside her house every evening.
The Bournemouth resident has just celebrated her 105th birthday.
Dorothy marked her special day on Tuesday at a tea party with fellow residents and staff at St Albans House in Queens Park, Bournemouth.
She was born on August 13 1908 in Yalding, Kent, and was the third daughter of Frederick and Emma Henley.
Dorothy, or Dorrie as she is affectionately known by her family, has a fantastic memory and also recalls the tragic news of the Titanic being read out by the town crier from his scroll.
All of Dorothy’s family celebrated her birthday with a party at the Miramar Hotel in Bournemouth.
She said: “I do like to be young and wear some decent clothes and shoes. I like to be the belle of the ball.
“You do need a bit of luck if you live as long as this.”
Dorothy claims she spent most of her life “dancing away” and had many male admirers.
Sally Culley, owner of St Albans House, said: “She is a wonderful lady with a good sense of humour and keeps everyone on their toes. She doesn’t miss a trick and always has amazing stories to tell.”
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