Trip down memory lane for Val and friends on her 100th birthday party

A resident at Kents Hill Care Home has celebrated her 100th birthday.

Tuesday, 7th June 2016, 11:29 am
Updated Tuesday, 7th June 2016, 12:29 pm
Val Benford celebrates her 100th birthday

Val Benford, who grew up in Fenny Stratford and has lived in the Milton Keynes area all her life, had the chance to take a trip down memory lane on May 9.

Her father owned and managed a butchers shop in Bletchley, which has been recreated and features within the fascinating Milton Keynes Museum. As part of Val’s birthday celebrations, a curator from the museum was invited to the care home to speak about the museum.

Val, who received a telegram and card from the Queen, worked as a secretary at a local building merchants for much of her working life and she also enjoyed travelling.

Carolyn Patterson, home manager, said: “Val is very much part of our community and extended family at Kents Hill Care Home. Her bubbly personality and happy face are part of what makes our Home a lovely place to work.”