Whisky is the secret for long life, according to Newham centenarian
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A tot of whisky every night is the key to a long life according to Winnie Lee, who recently celebrated her 100th birthday.
The great great grandmother marked her milestone birthday with a party at the Resource Centre in Chargeable Lane, Plaistow, surrounded by friends and family - and a special visit from the Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales.
Winnie has lived in the borough her whole life, being born in Custom House and working as a cleaner in factories and schools before retirement.
She has two children, six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.
Sir Robin also dropped by on a celebration for another long-term resident’s 100th birthday.
Reg Batten, from Manor Park, has great memories of his early years in Canning Town.
These include being blown off a table at his grandmother’s house by the force of the tragic Silvertown Explosion in 1917 and Gandhi playing marbles when he visited the area in the Thirties.
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Sir Robin Wales said: “It was great to be able to meet two such wonderful people. They’ve got such amazing memories of the borough and have seen it go through a complete transformation. I hope they both enjoyed their big days and have many more to come.”