‘Hard work and plenty of fruit’ secret to 100-year-old Dunmow woman’s long life

Edith Clarke celebrated her 100th birthday Edith Clarke celebrated her 100th birthday

Monday, August 18, 2014
9:22 AM

Hard work, plenty of fruit and no suet is the secret to one woman’s long life.

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Edith Clarke, who worked at Mr Colliers sweet shop in Market Place for many years, celebrated her 100th birthday in Alan Hasler House, Great Dunmow, last Monday. She enjoyed a party on her big day and she received a greetings card from the Queen.

Edith, who has two children, six grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren, said: “I have very much enjoyed my day. It’s wonderful to have so many of my friends and family here on this special occasion.”

Edith’s sister Jean Lee, 91, added: “Edith is the kindest person I know. She helps everyone and I’m really proud that she’s my sister.”

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