Harold Wood’s Alice Gnosa, who worked for Queen’s dressmaker Norman Hartnell, celebrates 100th birthday
A 100-year-old celebrated her birthday by leaving her flat for the first time in three years.
The friends and family of Alice Gnosa threw a party for the centenarian in the lounge area of her sheltered housing complex in Harold Wood recently.
Alice’s friend, Marion Noble said: “She used to love going down stairs and having a chat with her neighbours, but over the past few years she hasn’t been able to leave her flat.
“We managed to get her out for the day she had lots of fun.”
Born in London, Alice worked as an embroiderist for the Queen’s dressmaker Sir Norman Hartnell from 17 to aged 65.
You may also want to watch:
She moved to Havering in the 1940s.
She has been living at the sheltered housing complex for more than 20 years.
- 1 'He was petrified': Rainham mother calls for more action on bullying
- 2 'Lovely service': Initial impressions of Kem Cetinay's restaurant Array
- 3 'For my kids': Mother vows to keep fighting over council flat mould
- 4 Harold Wood walkers ‘frustrated’ as ‘beyond repair’ bridge is closed
- 5 Pooches delight as new dog-friendly playground opens at Collier Row pub
- 6 Covid stats show cases rising across east London boroughs
- 7 Housing in Havering: Major developments set to come to the borough
- 8 Two men stabbed after fight reported outside Romford nightclub
- 9 'Darkest days of my life': Six-year-old diagnosed with rare condition suffers OCD, anxiety and depressive symptoms
- 10 Reward offered to help find iconic Noak Hill Laurel and Hardy statues
Marion said: “She is a lovely lady.
“She really enjoyed the day and was happy with her card from the Queen, which she said that she was going to frame.”