What a star! WHA tenant Stella celebrates her 103rd birthday

31 Mar 2022

Warrington Housing Association tenant Stella Monks had a blooming marvellous time on her 103rd birthday. 

Our Living Co-ordinator Kimberley Flynn dropped in to visit her at her home in WHA’s Lowry Close, with a beautiful bouquet of flowers to celebrate her amazing milestone.  

Stella, who grew up in Leeds, was a dressmaker and worked in a munitions factory during the war.  

She moved to Warrington in 1946 when her husband Eric was demobbed. They were married for 53 years before his death.  

Their son Steven still lives in Warrington, their granddaughter in Frankfurt and a grandson in New Zealand. She also has a great grandson and two great granddaughters.  

Stella said: “The secret of a long life is gin and walnuts!”  

Kimberley said: “Stella is our kind of woman! We are delighted she has lived at Lowry Close in Great Sankey for just over 8 years. What a fantastic achievement to reach 103 years old. 

“She struggles to get about now but still has visitors. Her neighbours are very kind, getting her shopping and cooking her one or two meals.”  



“Thank you so much for your help in getting me set up in my new home” 

Anonymous – WHA Resident

“We’re really grateful for the excellent service we received from Warrington Housing Association’s Money Adviser and the extra money has made a big difference, helping us hire a gardener and be able to go to LifeTime more often where we enjoy singing in the choir”

Mr & Mrs Holland – WHiA Customers

“I’m so grateful to Warrington Housing Association for reaching out to me to make sure I’m claiming my full benefit entitlements”

Ms Heseltine – WHA Resident

“We couldn’t have navigated the benefits system without the fantastic help we received from Warrington Housing Association’s Money Adviser”

Andrew & Eileen – WHA Residents

“I felt like a big weight had been lifted off my shoulders and that I had somebody on my side”

Barbara, WHA resident

Warrington Housing Association 

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Warrington Housing Association, the Gateway, 89 Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1SR