A great day at The Oaks Care Home in Lexden when we helped Lucy Osborn celebrate her 100th birthday surrounded by members of her family and friends. We marked this occasion with a High Tea held in Lucy’s honour whilst Lucy was presented with her telegram from HM Queen Elizabeth II.

  • Nicky Harley
  • February 13th, 2020

Although born in Tottenham, Lucy has lived most of her life in Colchester and the surrounding area. 

Lucy has had a very busy life.  As well as raising a family she had her own hairdressing business and was Captain of her own Guide troupe.  She was also a talented singer and spent a great deal of time entertaining in senior citizens’ clubs, as well as being a regular choir member.

Lucy has lived at The Oaks for almost 5 years and is well loved by residents and staff alike.  She is a very happy lady and still enjoys having her hair cut and styled and receiving a manicure – Lucy is very impressed with our hairdresser.

Lucy was the only child of William and Rose Coulton and spent her childhood in Brightlingsea. In 1940, at 20 years old, she met and married William Osborn and together they set up home in Colchester.  Lucy and William had two children, Richard and  Barbara, and two grandchildren, Michelle and Mark. Sadly William died in 1977 and Lucy relocated to West Bergholt. It was here that she became a great grandmother to Charlotte, Jack and Daisy. 

In July of this year she will become a great great grandmother which she is very much looking forward to.

We love that Lucy lives with us at The Oaks and we made sure that her special day was extra special