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Gladys celebrates a century at Stroud Cricket Club


Around 80 friends and family members joined the party at Stroud Cricket Club this afternoon to celebrate Gladys Dickenson’s 100th birthday.

Gladys, who lives in Cashes Green, was joined by her four daughters and one son, 17 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and even her great, great grandchildren. She also caught up with her younger brother from Swindon, Alec Boulton, aged 88. Gladys worked at the much-loved Woolworth store in King Street, Stroud, during the 1970s.

Celebrating her birthday yesterday, September 30th, she was born Gladys Boulton in Tresham, near Wotton-under-Edge, and was married to David Dickenson for 73 years, receiving six cards from the late Queen to mark their 60th, 65th, 70th, 71st, 72nd and 73rd wedding anniversaries. Unfortunately, congratulations on 100th birthdays have been paused in the wake of the Queen’s death, though Gladys may receive a letter from the palace at a later date.

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Gladys Dickenson (centre) with family members (from left); John Dickenson (son), daughters Nicola Mulraney and Janice Davies, brother Alec Boulton, and daughters Vivien Cook and Jackie Brook. Picture: Matt Bigwood.

One of Gladys’s granddaughters flew in from South Africa for the barbecue and celebration at the cricket club. Gladys was photographed with her brother, son and daughters with her 100th birthday cake.

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