Children's doctor from Kingswood celebrates 100th birthday
A doctor who has spent his career improving the lives of poorly children has celebrated his 100th birthday.
Dr Archie Norman MBE, from Kingswood, marked reaching his milestone with a party at The Children’s Trust in Tadworth, with his wife Betty, friends and former colleagues, on July 11.
He played a significant role in developing the services provided by the charity and, in the 1980s, was instrumental in establishing the trust’s rehabilitation service for children and young people with brain injuries - the first of its kind in the UK. He trained the team himself.
Dr Norman, who was also the paediatrician in charge of the cystic fibrosis clinic at Great Ormond Street and a leading figure in medical research, said he was overwhelmed to see such a big turnout at his party.
He said: "It’s wonderful to see so many people here, some friends and colleagues I haven’t seen in many years.
"I really can’t quite believe that my birthday is so important. I’m honoured."