Ex-royal dressmaker celebrates 104th birthday at Fairlawn

26th January 2020

A former dressmaker for the Royal Court has celebrated her 104th birthday at Fairlawn care home.

Lyn, who is a resident at the Ferndown home, was surrounded by her family as she marked the special occasion.

Born in London 24 January 1916 and married in 1940, Lyn has a son three grandchildren. She worked as a milliner and court dressmaker, making dresses for the Royal Court.

She has enjoyed reading and music throughout her life, and particularly likes taking part in craft and cookery activities, as well as animal visits to the care home and the chair football sessions run by AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust.