Great grandmother Phyllis celebrates 95

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Mungo Park resident Phyllis Heatlie celebrated her 95th birthday last Friday, with family and friends coming together on Saturday for a party to mark the special occasion.

Around 60 people, including her four great grandchildren, attended the two-hour party held within the day room at The Bield.

Phyllis’s grandson, Dr Craig Wheelans, thanked everyone for their kind wishes.

A number of individuals performed during the afternoon, with traditional wartime songs led by John Irvine on guitar and supported by the guests.

There were also stories and excerpts from Phyllis’s early days – such as when she left school at 14 to start work, her efforts during the war and of many days while she was a resident at Philip View in the Bannerfield area of Selkirk.

The most enjoyable part of the afternoon, however, seemed to be when stories of her legendary trips to Morcambe Bay for holidays were recalled – it would seem no visit ever passed without incident!

It was agreed upon the completion of proceedings, that all being well, everybody would meet once again in five years’ time for another party to celebrate what would be another very special occasion.

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