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Century up for Charlie
7:00am Friday 30th August 2013 in News
A GRAYS great-grandfather has celebrated his 100th birthday with a bash for friends and family.
Charlie Gatward became a centenarian on Saturday, August 17, and spent the afternoon with four generations of his family at the Public Hall, in Purfleet Road, Aveley.
Charlie, who has six children, has lived in Aveley for the past 60 years and says he was delighted with the big turn-out at the party.
He particularly enjoyed getting his traditional congratulatory card from the Queen.
Grandaughter Kay O’Donoghue said: “It was a special day for everyone and I am glad grandad enjoyed it so much.”
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