A RESIDENT of the Yelverton area for the past 50 years celebrated her 100th birthday last Friday. Dulcie MacFarlane was born in Monmouthshire in South Wales, where she lived as a child. A lover of sports, she played hockey for Wales, gaining 50 caps, and after marrying Robert MacFarlane she played county tennis for Essex. During the war she drove a soup wagon, and in 1955 moved to Devon, living at Crapstone. She stayed in the area, and since June 2002 has lived at Ravenscroft Nursing Home, where she celebrated her birthday with cake and tea. Among the congratulatory cards was a telegram from the Department of Work and Pensions. The staff at the home joined in the celebrations, and her son Sir Neil MacFarlane and his wife travelled down from Berkshire to see her. Her other son died in Africa two years ago.