Centenarian’s surprise birthday card from Tottenham Hotspur

A GREAT-grandmother got a nice surprise when she received a card from her favourite football team to mark her 100th birthday.

Amy Edmunds was sent the card from Tottenham Hotspur, along with a congratulatory card from the Queen.

She turned 100 on December 8 and a party was held at her son John’s house in High Beech Close, St Leonards.

Mrs Edmunds, who lives on her own in Beaconsfield Road, is one of 12 children, and was born in Old London Road.

She was the second youngest and only her 97-year-old brother, Ken Fellows, is still alive.

Her father was Alderman William Fellows, a Mayor of Hastings four times during the 1920s. His family was part of the fishing fraternity in Old Town.

Mrs Edmunds’ father also owned a confectioner’s shop and the family were the first ones to own a car in Hastings.

The pensioner married her husband Henry at St Clements Church in Old Town in 1933.

He was a chief fire officer for the London Fire Brigade throughout the Second World War. He left the fire service in the 1950s and became an electrical engineer in Hastings before passing away, aged 75, in 1984.

Mrs Edmunds was a housewife most of her working life but did work as a cloakroom attendant at the White Rock Theatre from 1963 to 1980 when she retired.

The pensioner has four children, a son and three daughters, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.