War worker marks her 100th birthday.
A WOMAN who worked at a top-secret defence station during the Second World War and served in the Land Army, has marked her 100th birthday.
Ethel Lowe was joined by her son John and well-wishers for birthday cake and tea at Lindley Grange nursing home, Acre Street, Lindley, where she has been a resident for the past five years.
Ethel was born at Dunton Green, near Sevenoaks, Kent. During the war she served in the Land Army and at Fort Halstead in Kent, an underground Ministry of Defence installation. It was during that time she met her husband, Tom, who was in the army.
After the war, Ethel worked as a machinist in a sack factory.
The couple, who retired to the Isle of Wight, enjoyed ballroom dancing and won several medals in competitions. As well as a son, they had a daughter Janet, who now lives in Spain. Tom died about 12 years ago and Ethel went to live with her daughter in Spain before moving to Lindley Grange.