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Centenarian Still Handy At Card Game

Monday May 13 2013


Margaret with her winning cards Margaret with her winning cards


WHEN it comes to rummy, 100-year old Margaret Vamplew can give definitely give younger players a run for their money.

Margaret, Hallstead nursing homes' luckiest and oldest resident turns her hand to card games, bingo and dominoes - and wins most weeks.

Karen Walker, activities' coordinator at the home in Grimethorpe, says the centenarian is still as sharp as someone 30 years her junior.

"She's amazing," she said.

"She's 101 in a couple of months and she just joins in everything and she wins. She is a real live wire."

Margaret, originally from Worsbrough, moved to Shafton at 25 after she got married and lived there until moving to the home.

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