King Charles recognises Busselton resident Norma Archer’s 100th birthday

Suzanne AstonBusselton Dunsborough Times
Norma Archer was ready to cut her 100th birthday cake.
Camera IconNorma Archer was ready to cut her 100th birthday cake. Credit: Suzanne Aston

Busselton resident Norma Archer celebrated her 100th birthday in style at the St Mary’s Centre in Busselton last Tuesday.

The Busselton Friendship and Learning Group laid on a spectacular party for Mrs Archer, who was joined by special guests MP Nola Marino and Busselton mayor Phill Cronin.

Mrs Archer was very proud to show everyone her letter of congratulations from King Charles and birthday greetings from the Prime Minister.

While various gifts and cards were presented to Mrs Archer, the biggest smile came when she was crowned with a glittering birthday tiara.

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Mrs Archer moved to Busselton about 40 years ago with her now-late husband, after he retired from his job as a railways worker.

She has been a long-standing member of the Busselton Friendship and Learning Group.

The group meets weekly, enjoys a varied program of events, and was founded 23 years ago by Faye Neep.

Mrs Archer explained how much all the letters of congratulations she had received meant to her.

“My late husband was a returned soldier, so the letter from the veterans affairs minister is very special.

“The best part of being 100 is all the parties — its been wonderful,” she said.

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