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Bonnyrigg women hit the big 100

Mary Moran's 100th birthday, Nazareth House, Bonnyrigg

LtoR Lt Col. Richard Callander, Mary Moran & Provost Joe Wallace

Mary Moran's 100th birthday, Nazareth House, Bonnyrigg LtoR Lt Col. Richard Callander, Mary Moran & Provost Joe Wallace

Not one, but two Marys from Bonnyrigg have celebrated 100th birthdays.

Mary Moran reached the milestone at the local Nazareth House care home, while Mary Collins hit the big 100 in Corringham, Essex.

Mary Moran was born on January 10, 1913, in the Parish town of Achill, Ireland.

Mary Collins (nee Arnott) celebrated her century achievement on January 4 in Essex.

She worked at Brixwold Castle Hotel (now The Retreat) as a housemaid until 1946, when she moved to London with her husband Ted Collins, whom she met in the army.

Read full story in the January 17 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.

 

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