ONE of Ashbourne’s oldest living residents has celebrated her 100th birthday with five generations of her family by her side.
Phyllis Cadman, who turned 100 on Wednesday, moved to the area as a teenager when she moved with her parents, Winifred and Walter Beasley and her brother, Raymond, to Church Broughton.
Her connection with Ashbourne began when she started working at the Ashbourne Victoria Memorial Cottage Hospital in Buxton Road as a chamberlain to the matron.
While in Ashbourne she met local man Charles Brown and six years later the pair married at the age of 24 and went on to have seven children.
Mrs Cadman worked most of her life, including as an outworker for factories in the area and, when Mr Brown died she later re-married to Sydney Cadman.
Mrs Cadman, who now resides at Highfield House Care Home in Clifton Road.
She has had seven children, has 13 grand children and 29 great grand children and six great, great grand children.
Her daughter, Maureen Dawson, who was one of the five generations that came to see Mrs Cadman on her big day, said: “She has always been a hard working, loving mother.
“It was nice to get together with her and give her a party.”