Spalding resident Bill was dancing on his 100th birthday

Bill was the centre of attention at his Halloween birthday party.
Bill was the centre of attention at his Halloween birthday party.
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A Halloween-themed party was the perfect occasion for Bill Weir to enjoy a dance on his 100th birthday.

Bill showed his prowess on the dance floor by partnering daughters Barbara Atkinson and Carol Marshall as well as Kay Brown, the activities coordinator at Tanglewood Care’s Cedar Falls home in Little London, Spalding.

Sprightly Bill resides in one of the independent living bungalows behind the care home.

Members of staff dressed up in Halloween costumes as they helped Bill celebrate in style and around ten members of his family were there to add their congratulations to those sent by the Queen and the Department of Work and Pensions.

Kay said: “Bill enjoyed his party and I think he was quite overwhelmed.

“He got lots and lots of cards.”

Bill had many years’ service in The Royal Artillery, including service during the Second World War.

Kay said: “He is very proud of his military career.”

Such a long career in the armed services, and many years of living with military discipline, is very evident still in Bill’s approach to life.

Kay says: “He likes things to be done properly.”

Bill moved to Cedar Falls to be nearer his family around seven years ago.

He enjoys outings with his family, including trips into town. Kay says Bill is still very mobile and has a walking stick for a little bit of support and his mind is still very active too.

As well as his daughters, Bill has family including grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Among staff joining Bill’s Halloween party were the home’s matron and manager, Nike Ajewole.

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