Happy birthday to Dorothy celebrating 103 years

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AFTER living through two world wars and 18 prime ministers, Dorothy Lambourne celebrates her 103rd birthday today.

Born in Ludlow, Shropshire in 1908, Mrs Lambourne, known to her friends as Lambie, arrived in Rugby by pony and trap in 1911. She was schooled in Dunchurch and has lived in Rugby since she was three years old.

Her father worked as a gardener in one of the large town centre houses and when she was 33 she married her husband, Percy, who died in 1984 when she was 63.

After living through two world wars she remembers how her parents provided food for German prisoners of war at a nearby farmhouse during World War One. Today she’ll be marking the big day with friends at her home in Union Street.