Brixham engineer William Morgan's 100 years
A FORMER engineer who worked on Spitfire engines during the Second World War has celebrated his 100th birthday.
William Morgan reached his centenary surrounded by his family during a special party at the Bascombe Court Care Home in Brixham where he has been staying for the last five years.
Staff decorated his room and organised a meal for Mr Morgan while his daughter, Angie Cole, her husband Peter and Mr Morgan's granddaughter Sarah Cole and her daughter Ellie Boulton had a private do with him.
Mr Cole, who lives in Stoke Fleming, said: "William is a very straight person. He would say the secret of his long life is never to have smoked nor drunk, to have always put his family first and to have worked hard."
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Our heavyweight cards have FREE UV silk coating, FREE next day delivery & VAT included. Choose from 1000's of pre-designed templates or upload your own artwork. Orders dispatched within 24hrs.
Terms: Visit our site for more products: Business Cards, Compliment Slips, Letterheads, Leaflets, Postcards, Posters & much more. All items are free next day delivery. www.myprint-247.co.uk
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Sunday, May 26 2013
Mr Morgan spent his early years in London and lived through two world wars. He married Eva Lillian known as Peg in the 30s, but she died in 1989.
They had two children, Angie and Christopher, four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
After working on Spitfire engines during the Second World War, Mr Morgan was an engineer then a rep working for an electronics company.
He moved to the West Country in the late 1960s with his family and has had links with South Devon ever since.