Congratulations were in order on January 29th as Molly Harrison, Lime Tree’s oldest resident, invited friends and family to Cawston House to help her celebrate her 95th birthday.
Molly was born in 1919, just after the end of World War One. Born in Streatham, until she moved to Lime Tree, she had lived within two miles of her birth place all her life.
She worked for Southwark Council for more than 40 years as a Ratings Officer and regularly took people to court for non payment of rates, including the local “muffin man”. During World War Two she served as a fire warden in London and was kept busy.
Her father was an opera singer and she enjoyed seeing him perform at London theatres including Drury Lane.
Molly took up skiing when she was 40 and only gave up skiing regularly when she was 72.
We all joined Molly with a glass of wine and a piece of cake after a rousing chorus of ‘Happy Birthday’.