Evelyn Bannister celebrates her 90th year by sharing her story

The theme for Care Home Open Day this year focuses on celebration and the Queen’s 90th birthday. Here at Four Seasons Health Care we thought it would be nice to share some of our resident’s stories who are also celebrating their 90th year!

Lydfords presents Evelyn Bannister

Evelyn was born on 16th August in Barcombe, Sussex. She was the youngest of 8 children, 2 brothers and 5 sisters. Her mother stayed at home looking after her large family and her father was a road worker. Evelyn and all her brothers and sisters went to school in Barcombe. After her school day’s Evelyn went to work on Cornwalls Farm. She also had to stay at home for a short length of time to look after her baby nephew, after her sister died in child birth.

Evelyn worked as a milk bottler, starting at 4.30am and then delivering the milk before breakfast. She then carried on doing manual work on the farm for the rest of the day.

Evelyn also takes great pride in that she was a Land Girl for 4 years.

Evelyn married her husband Michael on 3rd April 1948 and they had three children. They all have happy memories of roasting chestnuts on their open fire.

Evelyn would not like to change places with the Queen as she feels her life is very restricted. She can’t just pop to the shops or go out with friends or family without being noticed and closely guarded.

Now a resident at Lydfords, Evelyn enjoys spending her days relaxing and joining in with the activities held in the home.

Date published: 15 September 2017

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