Celebrating 104 years of life in Lincs

Dorothy Oliver - aged 104 years
Dorothy Oliver - aged 104 years

It was time to party as Dorothy Oliver celebrated her 104th birthday last week.

She now lives at The Poplars Care Home in Market Rasen having recently moved from her bungalow in Horncastle. She was born at Wragby and trained as a teacher.

Along with her husband Harold, Dorothy spent most of her life in farming at Ashby Puerorum and also at Salmonby. The couple had two children - John and Margaret. After Harold died in 1968, Dorothy continued to live at Salmonby, until moving to Horncastle.

when she retired.

Dorothy was a keen knitter over the years and is affectionately known as the ‘sock lady,’ having created dozens of pairs of the woolly foot warmers for lots of people.

Now, with bad eyesight, knitting is no longer possible, but Dorothy remains in good spirits, something that was evident at her birthday party held in the Warren Day Centre room at The Poplars.

Dorothy was joined by many of her friends and family, which now also contains five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, who went along to help her celebrate.