Keeping fit at 95

Tapestry Day Club member Beryl celebrated her 95th birthday recently with her Beare Green host Kerrie and other guests.

Remarkably, Beryl still lives independently, in the home her husband built on a plot of land in Capel in 1951. Beryl grew up in Lower Kingswood and met her husband, Sonnie, a bricklayer, at the age of 16. She remembers the moment they met with great clarity; it was love at first sight. Sonnie set up his own building company and they went on to have two sons and a daughter.

Beryl was devastated when he died in 2017. She treasures his memory, particularly the precious photos she has of her handsome husband. With one granddaughter living in Australia, another in New Zealand and a grandson in France, she holds dear all her family photos, also as Sonnie was a keen photographer and they were both members of Capel Camera Club.

These days Beryl enjoys playing whist and bingo at TDC and her fitness is an example to all. When her fall detector alarm went off last year, her daughter checked the remote security cameras only to find her mum doing star jumps.

Tapestry Day Club guest celebrates 95th birthday with host