Best friends celebrate turning 102

Pictured are Evelyn Richard ( May ) & Catherine Davis ( Kit ) who have both recently celebrated their 102nd birthdays.
Pictured are Evelyn Richard ( May ) & Catherine Davis ( Kit ) who have both recently celebrated their 102nd birthdays.

Two residents, and best friends, from the same Daventry care home have celebrated their 102nd birthdays together.

Friends May Richardson and Kit Davies both live at the Everlyn Wright home in Daventry.

On Wednesday last week Mrs Richardson celebrated her 102nd birthday, with Mrs Davies having marked hers on February 5.

They were both born back in 1911, before the Titanic took its maiden voyage, before the outbreak of the First World War, and a at a time when in the UK women could neither put themselves forward to become an MP or vote for one either.

To mark the pair’s milestone birthday, the Everlyn Wright home, in Badby Road Daventry, decided the two friends could celebrate their birthdays together.

Surrounded by birthday balloons and banners, Mrs Richardson said: “We won’t have a big party or anything like that. We don’t have many friends left!

“I think I might have a glass or so of wine with my dinner tonight though.”

Mrs Davies said: “I don’t feel like I’m 102; I feel 21 again!”

Sarah Holland, manager of the home, said: “May and Kit lived together at another home in Northampton and were good friends, sitting together every day.

“That home had to close down which left all the residents looking for somewhere new to go. “Kit and May asked to move somewhere together because they’re good friends and they didn’t want to be split up.

“If you think about it, if you’re elderly and not so good at going out or travelling, unless you live in the same place it’s very hard to see your friends.

“And that’s how they ended up living here in Daventry.

“And they still sit together everyday chatting.

“They’re great characters and they have a sharp sense of humour!”