Dagenham wartime singer celebrates 100th birthday

PUBLISHED: 13:32 06 October 2014 | UPDATED: 14:16 06 October 2014

Ada Scott, who's 100 years old today (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Ada Scott, who's 100 years old today (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)


A wartime entertainer has celebrated her 100th birthday.

Ada Scott, of Goresbrook Court, Dagenham, enjoyed a party at the Royal British Legion in Becontree to mark her special birthday with about 50 of her closest family and friends.

Her daughter, Linda, travelled all the way from Canada for the occasion, while her son, Keith, flew over from Finland.

Born in Hackney, Ada was brought up by her mother after her father died in World War One.

She became a singer in the highly regarded Oscar Rabin Band in the Fifties and regularly performed in the East End.

Ada was known for singing ballads which people would dance along to.

She had two children with her husband Frank, now deceased, and has six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Ada, who has now lived in Dagenham for almost half her life, credits “keeping active” for her longevity and regularly attends local tea dances.

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