A great-grandmother born during the turbulence of the First World War has celebrated her 102nd birthday today (March 20).
Joan Imms lives at Treetops residential home in Margate but lived independently up until two and a half years ago,
Joan, has more than 20 grandchildren, was born in Sidcup in 1917. She has three sons, David, Ken and Chris, who live in Margate, the north of England and the Philippines.
To celebrate the occasion Treetops laid on a buffet, music and entertainment for Joan, family and residents.
Manager Graham Hearsey said: “Joan is a favourite. She loves her music and she likes a joke. She is very independent and likes to do things for herself.”
In the year Joan was born -1917 – George V was on the throne and the Prime Minister of the Coalition government was David Lloyd George.
In March of that year German warships attack British naval patrols off the Goodwin Sands sinking HMS Paragon. Ramsgate and Margate also suffered shelling.