Walmer House News – Wyn, 100, ‘arrived with the Christmas pud’.

Resident 100 on Christmas DayTorquay resident Wyn Wright celebrated her 100th birthday on Christmas Day.

Wyn was said to have arrived ‘with the Christmas pudding’ in Hammersmith, London in 1913.

She celebrated her birthday with a card from the Queen and a visit from Torbay Council chairman Julien Parrott and his wife Sue at Walmer House, Ash Hill Road, Torquay.

Wyn was educated at a London boarding school while her mother, who worked in theatre, toured the country.

Wyn worked with children and while working in London drove a Lamberetta scooter around the city streets.

She had visited Torquay previously and stayed at Walmer House which was then a Christian Alliance Hotel for women and girls.

When she retired she moved to Torquay and attended Upton Vale Baptist Church and was a member of the church choir, where she met her husband Bill Wright. The couple married on May 24, 1975.

After Bill’s death, Wyn moved into Walmer House residential care home in 2002. Home manager Ena Bell said: “I must thank Cllr Julien Parrott and his wife for visiting. It helped make the day so special for Wyn and us all.”

Article reproduced from the Herald Express local newspaper.