100th birthday celebrations at Lennel

Lennel House resident Jenny Pike celebrated her 100th birthday last week
Lennel House resident Jenny Pike celebrated her 100th birthday last week

Jenny Pike recently celebrated her 100th birthday with family and staff at Lennel House Nursing Home in Coldstream.

Jenny, who has never married, was born on May 3, 1916, in a farm cottage near Melrose. Her favourite subject at school was nature studies and this was perfect for her first job which was milking cows!

Most of her life she worked as a housekeeper and moved between Gordon, Weststruther, Duns and Coldingham.

One of her big loves in life is music, especially bagpipes, and her favourite season is spring, which has helped make her 100th birthday celebrations even more special being in May. Jenny has been at Lennel House since 2010 and she is much loved by all the staff.