Maisie marks 100th birthday

LASSWADE: Agnes "Maisie" Telfer celebrates 100th birthday at Drummond Grange Care Home.
LASSWADE: Agnes "Maisie" Telfer celebrates 100th birthday at Drummond Grange Care Home.

A RESIDENT at Drummond Grange Care Home in Lasswade, Agnes “Maisie” Telfer celebrated her 100th birthday there last Thursday.

Marking the occasion alongside Maisie, who received a birthday card from the Queen, were her daughter Ann and other relatives.

Maisie lived at 39 Logie Green Road in Edinburgh. She had an older brother Bobby and two sisters, Ethel – who died in December 1983 – and Rita, who lives in Milngavie and will be 98 in November. Maisie worked in J B Watsons photographers, and also a furriers in Gilmore Place prior to getting married to John Cree Telfer (known as Cree) on June 11, 1940. Cree was in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps.

They had a son, Ronald Cree Telfer, born August 8, 1942, and moved to Dean Bank Lane in the Stockbridge area of Edinburgh on June 3, 1948, where their daughter Ann was born.

Maisie had a part time sales assistants job in Thornton’s, on the corner of Hanover Street, and when that closed she moved to Romanes and Patersons.

Cree died on January 25, 1980, and Maisie continued to live at Dean Bank Lane into her 90s. She then moved into Viewpoint sheltered housing at Bakers Place, Stockbridge, until November 2009, when she became unable to remain by herself.

Maisie was moved to Drummond Grange in May 2011, and has settled in well.