Little Thetford 1905

Little Thetford 1905

Edwardian centenarian Norah Bedford celebrated her 105th birthday on 27 December 2010. Born in 1905, during the middle of Edward VII‘s reign, Norah now lives in Littleport. A founder member of the Little Thetford social club, Norah has been active in Ely district village matters most of her life. For example, she has been a parish and county councillor for Stretham, a governor at many primary schools in the Ely area and president of the Little Thetford Womens Institute.

Norah was the St George’s Church organist for many years, only relinquishing the post in 2002 when the multitude began singing faster than she could play; she remains a well respected member of the congregation.

Mother of two, grandma to six and with ten great-grandchildren, Norah, who lived at Braham Farm with her husband Cyril, attributes her longevity to having a happy active life. According to the Cambridge News 27 December 2010, Norah said “I’ve never smoked, I’ve never really drunk and I’ve always tried to be as active as I can”.

Some significant events of 1905 include:

It was also the year in which

John McCullough