Lily's great grandmother Rita and Great
Auntie Brenda. Front Row, Baroness Thatcher, Lilly and
her Mum Emma.
A BALLINDERRY baby has managed to melt the
heart of the 'Iron Lady'.
Last week little Lily Crothers was in London
with her mother Emma for her great-grandmother's 70th birthday
celebrations. The family surprised Rita Jupp with a tea party at
the Ritz Hotel to mark the special occasion.
Passing a Rolls Royce parked outside the
front of the hotel, the birthday party made their way into the
foyer and were astounded to meet Baroness Thatcher just leaving.
As they moved aside to let 'The Iron Lady'
and her party through, Mrs Thatcher made a bee line for baby
Lily and started chatting to the family.
Proud grandmother Karen Hymers asked if she
could take a picture.
Mrs Thatcher lent towards Lily and said 'now
you and I have got to look at that camera and smile' to which
Lily gave a wave, right on cue.