'A glass of wine every day' is 100-year-old's secret to longevity

PUBLISHED: 18:30 10 April 2019 | UPDATED: 13:25 11 April 2019

Marion holding her letter from the Queen. 


Picture: Karyn Haddon

Marion holding her letter from the Queen. Picture: Karyn Haddon

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Born on April 9, 1919, Marion Inman celebrated her 100th birthday on Tuesday with all her family in Oakview Lodge Care Home.

Marion Inman with Daughter Barbara Millar and Zach Buhagiar - 12, Oscar Millar-10, Arthur Millar-7.


 Picture: Karyn HaddonMarion Inman with Daughter Barbara Millar and Zach Buhagiar - 12, Oscar Millar-10, Arthur Millar-7. Picture: Karyn Haddon

The centenarian enjoyed a lovely card from the Queen to commemorate the special occaison and a visit from Welwyn Hatfield mayor Barbara Fitzsimon, who gifted her with flowers and a card.

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Marion grew up in Hitchin, then married and moved to live in Welwyn Garden City.

Throughout her life Marion worked as a tailoress, but during World War Two worked in an aircraft factory in Biggleswade.

Marion Inman on her 100th Birthday with the Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield.    Picture: Karyn HaddonMarion Inman on her 100th Birthday with the Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Marion has been thriving in Oakview Lodge Care Home, where she has lived for six months and is unsurprisingly the oldest resident.

Marion shared her wisdom about the secret to a long life with the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “Good health, happy family, a lot of luck and a glass of wine every day.”

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