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Colchester Borough Homes' resident celebrates 101st birthday!

10 May 2018

Mr Spalding meets CBH Chief Executive Gareth Mitchell

Mr Sidney Spalding, a Colchester Borough Homes (CBH) resident, celebrated his 101st birthday on Wednesday 2 May 2018.

CBH Chief Executive Gareth Mitchell, Head of Housing Karen Williams and Community Housing Officer Karen Green visited Sidney to present him with his favourite confection, a very large chocolate cake, to celebrate another momentous birthday.

The group spent a lovely morning looking through many wonderful photo albums and listening to stories about his time as a soldier during the evacuation of Dunkirk. Sidney recently joined Prince Harry at a Veterans event in London, where he was the oldest attendee.

Gareth Mitchell, Chief Executive at Colchester Borough Homes says, "On behalf of everybody at Colchester Borough Homes, I would like to wish Sidney a very happy 101st birthday- he is an inspiration. We really value the relationships we have with our residents and it was a pleasure to spend time and listen to his fascinating stories."