Ted Celebrates 100 Years
Published 09 January 2015
Edward ‘Ted’ Turner, a resident at Gwenog Court, Barry, has celebrated his 100th birthday.
Joined by his family, friends, and fellow residents, Ted was presented with an engraved ‘Happy Birthday Ted’ tankard and a book by one of his favourite authors Lee Child, before celebrating with a birthday buffet and karaoke evening.
Ted was presented with a flower bouquet and a card by the Vale Council’s Head of Housing Services, Hayley Selway, and was also visited by Vale AM, Jane Hutt.
Gaynor Chaplin, warden at Gwenog Court, described Ted as “the perfect gentlemen” adding that “he gets on with everybody.”
Born 6 January, 1915 and brought up in Barry, ted joined the Army and was stationed in Canterbury where he was trained to fly, before being moved around the world to “where they needed him the most.”
He eventually settled in South Africa, where he met his wife Sally. They lived there for many years, before retiring to Barry and moving into Gwenog Court, where they have been for 11 years.