Marvellous Margaret marks 105th birthday

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A REMARKABLE Scarborough great-grandmother has celebrated reaching the grand old age of 105.

Margaret Barker, who lives in Ravensworth Lodge residential care home for the elderly, received a card from the Queen for her latest big day.

Born in Leeds, Mrs Barker lived in Doncaster with her late husband Ernest for most of her life, working as a manicurist, a dressmaker and at silk works.

She moved to Scarborough in 2000 to be near her son Gerald, of East Ayton.

Some of the events of 1906, the year of Mrs Barker’s birth:

The population of the United Kingdom stood at approximately 43 million

Liverpool won their second English Football League Championship

American cosmetics entrepreneur Estee Lauder was born

American president Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

The 1906 San Francisco earthquake, estimated magnitude 7.8, on the San Andreas Fault destroyed much of San Francisco, California, killing at least 3,000, with 225,000-300,000 left homeless.