Centenary celebrations for former county council chief Mary

Mary Price who is celebrating her 100th birthday.Picture: James Bass

Mary Price who is celebrating her 100th birthday.Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2014

A former county council chairman has celebrated turning 100 with family and friends at Cromer.

Mary Price, a resident at Halsey House, reached the milestone birthday on November 24 and marked the occasion with a family meal at The Grove restaurant in the town.

Mrs Price was born in Llandrindod Wells, South Wales, on November 24 1914.

She married her husband Len Price, in 1938. They had three children.

Mr Price, who passed away in June 1988, worked as a solicitor and also worked during the war in the forces, while Mrs Price censored post.

The family moved to Ramsey in Cambridgeshire in 1946.

Mrs Price, who has five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, became involved in numerous community organisations including the Women's Institute, the WRVS, the British Legion and a golf club.

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Her council service, started in the 1950s, saw her rise to the position of chairman of Cambridgeshire County Council.

Daughter Jane Macnish, 74, from Cromer said her mother's recipe for long life, was 'sherry, whiskey, cream and chocolate' and 'living a good life.'

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