Ethel celebrates reaching her century with a royal greeting

Ethel Johnson of Syne Hills Care Home, Skegness, celebrating her 100th birthday. Pictured with family. Great grandchildren L-R Louis Clark 6, Amber Vaughan 5, Harriet Vaughan 7, Austin Clark 3, Ethan Vaughan 1. Grandchildren Mrs Jo Clark and Mark Vaughan. Daughter Mrs Jane Vaughan.
Ethel Johnson of Syne Hills Care Home, Skegness, celebrating her 100th birthday. Pictured with family. Great grandchildren L-R Louis Clark 6, Amber Vaughan 5, Harriet Vaughan 7, Austin Clark 3, Ethan Vaughan 1. Grandchildren Mrs Jo Clark and Mark Vaughan. Daughter Mrs Jane Vaughan.
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It was a right royal celebration for Ethel Johnson who enjoyed her 100th birthday with three cakes and a card from The Queen.

Most importantly of all, Ethel’s loving family joined her to mark the occasion at Syne Hills Care Home in Skegness on Saturday.

Born in Syston on February 21, 1915, Ethel trained as a seamstress in Grantham and later moved to Skegness.

She married Raymond Johnson a skilled instrument technician who was involved in specialist work on the Lancaster bombers.

The couple later went into business and owned caravan parks in Chapel St Leonards and Ingoldmells.

Raymond died in 1989 
after a long and very happy marriage.

A devoted mum to children Tony and Jane, Ethel now has 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Jane said: “Ethel has always been very family orientated a very loving and caring mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

“We still see that quick wit and tremendous sense of humour which has helped her to reach this great age.”