A resident at James Terry Court, in South Croydon, has celebrated his 100th birthday.
To mark the special milestone, Reginald Brigden enjoyed a celebration with fellow residents and staff at the Home, along with a cake and received many birthday cards and gifts, including a card from the Queen.
Reginald, known at the Home as ‘Reg,’ was also visited by his wife who brought a 50 year old bottle of champagne that the couple had bought at a Royal Variety Performance many years ago.
Reg was born in September 1921. He served as a radio operator during the war, and continued his career in communications during peacetime by helping to set up telephone networks in Australia. After retiring, Reg embarked on a career as a magician and became a much loved children’s entertainer.
When asked what was his secret to a long life, Reg said:
Marry a good woman!
which was very well received by his wife, who was sat with him.
John Clay, Activities Coordinator at James Terry Court, said:
Reg is a popular character at James Terry Court. It was our pleasure to help him celebrate this remarkable milestone.