Thame resident, Marjorie Spencer celebrated her 100th Birthday this week and as part of the celebrations, Marjorie together with family members, was invited to a reception at Thame Bowls Club. Marjorie had been a prominent member of the Club having joined in 1974 and played for 25 years until well into her eighties. She was Secretary of the Club for 8 years, played in several National Finals at Leamington. She was also runner-up in the 1979 Champion of Champions competition. The visit last Saturday to the Bowls Club was organised by the current Ladies Captain, Maire Duncan, and coincided with the opening of the green to herald the start of the new bowls season.
Marjorie was welcomed to the Club by Chairman Bill Giles, OBE. and over sixty current and past members were there to congratulate Marjorie on her wonderful achievement. Also present was SODC Chairman Anne Midwinter who added her own congratulations by saying that Marjorie, having achieved this milestone, was a wonderful advertisement for the game of Bowls.
In thanking her many friends Marjorie also suggested that by playing Bowls "maybe we can all live to be 100 !".
After enjoying a typical Bowls Club "Tea"of home made cakes etc, Marjorie was presented with a bouquet by the Bowls Club's youngest member, Thomas Tisbury, who at 13 may have another 87 years of bowling to look forward to !