PEG ROBINSON, long term resident of Farnell Street Hunters Hill, celebrated her 100th birthday last week at Ryde’s Dalton Gardens, where she currently resides.
Her friends and four generations of family gathered at the auditorium at Dalton House last Saturday to join in the celebrations.
There were many stories of how she had lived her extraordinary life.
Peg was born on February 10, 1917 during during World War 1.
Her father died when she was twelve and she started work at the age of 13 in order to support her mother and four siblings – bringing home her entire wage of twelve shillings and sixpence.
It wasn’t until all her siblings were self sufficient that she married but she was still a solid rock of support for her mum, brother and sisters throughout their lives.
She settled at 2 Farnell Street Hunters Hill with her husband Chris Robinson and lived there all her married life.
She was well known in the parish of Villa Maria and was tireless in her work for the Church.
Peg has outlived all but one of her siblings and remains an inspiration to all of their descendants.
She is pictured with the latest of those descendants, two week old Charlotte, her great great niece and only separated in age by 100 years.
Above Peg celebrates her 100th birthday with friends and relatives at Dalton House and below Peg, second from left, at her 5th birthday in 1922.