Happy 100th to a very special lady who lives in Trafford

On the 4th of May 2020 we celebrate Myra Shaw (born Reid) reaching the 100-years milestone.


Myra Shaw at home

Myra was born in 1920 in the Hulme area and by the time she was aged 5 grew up near Heaton Park, as time went on and at the age of 22 she married James (Jimmy) Shaw in 1942 and moved to Davyhulme here in Trafford.

Her long life is down to  living an active and healthy lifestyle. Myra participated in field sports when she was younger and cycled and walked for miles a week. Her other hobbies have included reading, knitting and she is also a talented pianist.

Myra had an amazing job working at Metro Vicks Aircraft in the ammunitions department manufacturing parts for the Lancaster Bomber, the first one ever built and completed in Trafford Park was hit bu a bomb and sadly that aircraft was destroyed.

She has always loved to go on holiday with her family. Myra didn’t fly abroad until later in life however she soon got the bug and began to travel to European destinations with her daughters. Myra even visited New Zealand to visit family when she was 70-years-old. Recent holidays have been more relaxing to Dolgellau in Wales.

Myra still loves to go out with her family and her favourite regular outings include lunching at her favourite restaurants and retail therapy!

She is a loving, caring and supportive mum, nan and great grandma. Her family have helped to keep her young at heart and strong.

Due to the virus, all planned celebrations have had to postponed until a later date. Until then her family and friends and all at News4Trafford and our readers would like to wish this wonderful lady a very happy 100th birthday.

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