Born in 1913 – a super centenarian who made munitions in the war has celebrated her 101st birthday.
Lilian Stinton, who has lived at Sanctuary Care’s Redhill Court Residential Care Home in Kings Norton for three years, said her secret to reaching 101 was “being contented and having good friends.”
Christened Lily Murray by her parents, Lilian and her nine siblings lived in Tennal Road in Harborne, Birmingham.
During the war Lilian worked in a munitions factory in Small Heath.
After marrying her first husband Horace (Jim) Thomas, the couple moved to Handsworth Wood and in 1947 Lilian had their son Allan. Jim sadly died in 1969.
In 1973 Lilian remarried and she and late husband Ted Stinton moved to Edgbaston. The couple were married for over 35 years and Lilian became step-mother to Ted’s children Carol and Peter.
The birthday girl has three grandchildren, Helen, Anne Marie and Richard and two great grandchildren, five-year-old twins Sam and Jasmine. She also has six grandchildren through her marriage to Ted, plus nine great grandchildren.
Home manager, Jacqueline Minihane said: “Lilian is a lovely lady who is loved by all the residents and the team here.
“We are all delighted to be celebrating such a milestone birthday with her.”