Gwen is a Gould-en oldie as she celebrates her 100th birthday

Gwen Gould celebrates her 100th birthday with a glass of bubbly at Icknield Court in Princes Risborough
Gwen Gould celebrates her 100th birthday with a glass of bubbly at Icknield Court in Princes Risborough

A former Royal British Legion volunteer who has lived through two world wars has celebrated her 100th birthday in style with a glass of bubbly.

Gwen Gould celebrated the milestone on Tuesday, December 2 at Icknield Court in Princes Risborough with her daughter Dinah from Long Crendon and son Graham, who flew over from his home in Spain.

The mother-of-two said: “It’s just one of those things. I think life is mapped out for you.”

Gwen was born near Tunbridge Wells in Kent before moving to Orpington, getting married and having children.

She has fond memories of her time volunteering with the Women’s Royal Voluntary Service and the Royal British Legion.

She says she is particularly proud of the happy family life she created for her children and remains very close to them.

She moved to Icknield Court in 2012 and since then, has enjoyed being involved in life at the home and loves to join in the activities, especially the quizzes.

The home’s manager Helen Jeffrey said: “Gwen is an amazing lady. She is still very active, attends all the activities and still gets a great deal of enjoyment out of life.

She has a lovely warm personality and is very popular with all the staff.”