Ex-bowls ace Kit celebrates 100th with friends

W51555H13   Kit Wright celebrated her 100th birthday at Greystoke Manor, in Ferring, last Wednesday
W51555H13 Kit Wright celebrated her 100th birthday at Greystoke Manor, in Ferring, last Wednesday

AN ex-England women’s bowls team captain celebrated her 100th birthday last Wednesday.

Kit Wright, a resident of Greystoke Manor, in Church Lane, Ferring, had two parties to celebrate the occasion, one with family and one with friends.

Kit said: “I’ve tried to keep myself well. I’m a sports lady, I played tennis for Surrey county and I had a trial for England bowls and I was made captain of the team.”

“I’ve had a good life and have had a lot of friends.”

President of Ferring retirement club Lillian Holdsworth has known Kit for 30 years ever since Kit joined the club following the sudden death of her husband, Donald.

Lillian said: “She’s always been one of our liveliest members with a very positive outlook on life.

“She’s only the second member in the club’s history to reach 100 and we are absolutely delighted that she is still so alert and able.”

Kit had a glass of sherry at lunchtime and opened her birthday card from the Queen.

Joy Warren, 70, of Highdown Way, Ferring, was one of Kit’s friends who visited on her birthday.

She said: “She’s a great laugh really, we’ve had some good times in the past.”