Much-loved Cropredy resident turns 103

Moya Reed presents Olive Lynam with a bouquet for 103rd birthday, at Cropredy Cluster Day Centre. NNL-160329-172215009
Moya Reed presents Olive Lynam with a bouquet for 103rd birthday, at Cropredy Cluster Day Centre. NNL-160329-172215009
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A Cropredy resident celebrated her 103rd birthday on Tuesday with a fascinating talk on the city of San Francisco.

Olive Lynam was born on March 29 1913 and was presented with a large bouquet of flowers and some chocolate by members of Cropredy’s Cluster Care Day Centre.

Moya Reed, who helps run the day centre, said: “The day was absolutely fantastic. We had a guest speaker come and talk about the city and its landscape. He had slides and it was really lovely and told us all about its themes and history.

“Everybody absolutely loves Olive. She has been with us since September 2013 and whenever we play any word games she is always the one thinking of new ones. She is as bright as a button.”

Mrs Lynam married her husband Bert as the Second World War broke out and moved from Hounslow to Banbury in 1968. Her husband sadly died in 1986 and she moved to Cropredy in 1988. The couple have no children.

And when asking Mrs Lynam what the secret is to a long life, Mrs Reed added: “Just enjoy life. Take everything as it comes without worrying about anything.”