Celebrations for Euphemia’s 105th birthday

Euphemia (Phem) Mitchell reaches the remarkable age of 105, congratulated by Councillor Ross Vettraino (picture by Andrew Beveridge)
Euphemia (Phem) Mitchell reaches the remarkable age of 105, congratulated by Councillor Ross Vettraino (picture by Andrew Beveridge)

When Euphemia Mitchell made her entry into the world, it was a year, like many, which left its events etched in history.

King Edward VII died and was succeeded on the throne by his son, King George V.

Dr Crippen was hanged after murdering his wife, and Old Trafford, home of Manchester United FC and the biggest football stadium in England, was opened.

The year was 1910 – and Mrs Mitchell reflected on a special occasion of her own recently as she celebrated her 105th birthday.

Known as Phem to her friends, Mrs Mitchell is a resident at Preston House Care Home in Glenrothes but lived until a few years ago at Dubbieside in Methil.

Even past the age of 100, she would still walk all the way to Leven to shop for her groceries.

Phem is also the oldest member at Methilhill and Denbeath Church and a number of the congregation joined about 30 other family and friends for a party at the care home, in which they said she was “in good form”.

Also congratulating Phem on reaching such a remarkable age was Councillor Ross Vettraino, who presented her with flowers from Fife Council.