Edna celebrates her hundredth
A GREAT-grandmother from Knowle has celebrated her 100th birthday.
Edna May Selway (nee Bird) toasted reaching the milestone birthday with a party attended by friends and family at the Eagle House Club in Knowle on Sunday.
Former Wills Tobacco employee Edna was born and raised in Clifton, one of 13 children born to Harry and Bertha Bird.
Ms Selway was the eldest and started doing paper rounds at the age of nine. She attended Clifton National School and left when she was 14 years old.
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She worked at Wills, Mardon Son and Halls and Schweppes. After retirement age, she continued doing office cleaning until she was 79.
Ms Selway married James Edward Selway in 1934 and the couple had one child, Brian, in 1936.
The family moved to Creswicke Road in Knowle in 1939, which is where Edna still lives. Her husband died in 1988.
A family statement said: "Edna has always worked hard and played hard. She still attends clubs at Eagle House and the Salvation Army in Knowle. She has one surviving sibling – the youngest of the family of 13, Norah Starr, but she still has plenty of friends."