Party, cake, cards and flowers at ‘great character’ Eva’s 100th birthday celebration
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The relative of a famous celebrity hair stylist celebrated her 100th birthday with cards, cake and presents at a Wisbech care home.
Eva McAdam was given a card from Her Majesty The Queen at her party at Lyncroft Care Home on Wednesday, July 22.
“We all wish Eva a very Happy Birthday,” said home manager, Brenda Durrington.
“She’s a great character with some wonderful stories. We’ve had a fantastic day celebrating with her”.
Staff at Lyncroft Care Home organised an afternoon tea which Eva enjoyed with her friends at Lyncroft.
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Chef Neil prepared a 100th Birthday cake with strawberries and cream and staff decorated the home with balloons and flowers.
A beautiful flower arrangement was donated by Natalya Shlyapina a local expert florist and home-baked treats arrived from Manor Farm Cakes and Bakes in Wisbech.
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Eva grew up in London and lived above her family’s barber shop on Tower Bridge Road, in keeping with family tradition she later became a hairdresser herself and had her own salon.
Hairdressing is in her blood with one of her relatives being Raymond Bessone, also known as Mr Teasy-Weasy, a famously flamboyant British hairdresser from 1930 to 1960.
He styled the hair of many celebrities in his chain of luxurious hair-salons in the West End and he even trained Vidal Sassoon.
Eva puts her long-life down to a good Italian Neapolitan diet in her early years, however, aged 50 she discovered she had a hiatus hernia so had to change her diet to fresh boiled vegetables and chicken soup which she says has kept her going all these years.
Eva is a great animal lover and as a child had two Alsatians called Carlo and Rita and later two cats. She enjoys knitting, reading and cooking and is very artistic.
Eva’s husband passed away in 1994 aged seventy-two, they had one son, called Graeme who she says is her special achievement in life, “a wonderful human-being and very generous”.