Hatfield man celebrates his 100th birthday

CAKE, cards and the customary communique from the Queen were the order of the day as a long-term Welwyn Hatfield resident celebrated his 100th birthday.

Widower Arthur Crane opened his telegraph from the monarch in front of 64 friends and well-wishers at a party at his Hatfield sheltered housing scheme hall on August 9.

The ex-market trader lived in Howlands, WGC, before moving into the Acacia Street complex in 1995.

Scheme manager Agnes Wiseman said: “He had a wonderful time.

“He said he felt like a king for the day.”

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She added: “He is an absolute gentleman.

“It was lovely to see him so happy and he spent the rest of the week thanking people for coming to his party.”

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