Macarthur resident celebrates spectacular milestone

Priscilla Herbert

Priscilla Herbert

Not even forced lock downs could stop a special birthday celebration at Carrington Aged Care Facility today.

One of Carrington's residents, Priscilla Herbert, turned 100 today.

Mrs Herbert celebrated the milestone with some friends, family and staff at the facility's Mary Mackillop building today.

The long-time local said she had loved living in Macarthur.

"I lived in Orangeville since 1974 before coming to Carrington," she said.

"I like that Macarthur is partly rural and partly a town.

"I also love the beautiful weather."

Mrs Herbert said her fondest memory was meeting her future husband, George, on River Medway beach in Kent, England.

The Herbert's were later married in the late 1930s.

"The best thing that the family ever did was to come to Australia in early 1952 and build a house ourselves on five rural acres west of Sydney," Mrs Herbert said.

"I also love reading autobiographies about people I have known and wondered about."

The popular Carrington resident has two children, named Paul and Christopher, who are both in their eighties now.

Reaching 100 years of age is no mean feat and Mrs Herbert said for her it is all in the genes.

"I have a lot of Scottish in me and they are a hardy race," she said.