Great-great-grandmother celebrates a century in Madeley


Winnifred Bradley celebrated her 100th birthday last Sunday.
Picture: Bruce Hunt        www.communitypix.com.au   d461563
Winnifred Bradley celebrated her 100th birthday last Sunday. Picture: Bruce Hunt        www.communitypix.com.au d461563

A MADELEY great-great-grandmother celebrated her 100th birthday with family from overseas and interstate last Sunday.

Winnifred ‘Win’ Bradley was born in Kalgoorlie on November 13, 1916, and was the oldest of Arthur and Edith Neve’s three daughters.

Just before her sixth birthday, they moved to Perth, living in Inglewood until she moved to Attadale 45 years ago.

Her daughter Jan Skeels said Win moved to Brightwater Care Group in Madeley seven years ago.

“She recalls much of early Australian suburban family life, in particular how the butcher, ice man (in pre-refrigerator days) and the bread man would all deliver to the home long before the supermarket chains were even thought of,” she said.

“Win has three children – a son and two daughters – eight grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

“An artistically gifted woman, she was an accomplished dressmaker in her early life, a skill she taught her daughters.

“Her greatest pleasures in life apart from her family have been oil painting and fishing, including boating trips to Rottnest Island with her late husband.”

Mrs Skeels said her mother enjoyed the November 13 celebration with family members, some of whom flew in from Hong Kong, Melbourne, the Gold Coast and Adelaide.