NOSTALGIC photographs have rekindled fond childhood memories for a retired teacher.

Fleur Clover can vividly remember having a picture taken as she rode a tricycle when she was a little girl.

The vivacious 93-year-old re-lived the precious moment by getting on a pink bike in the garden of her care home at Cranford Grange in Knutsford.

“It was a lot of fun,” said Fleur.

Knutsford Guardian: Fleur Clover has fun rekindling childhood memories by getting back on a bike Fleur Clover has fun rekindling childhood memories by getting back on a bike (Image: Supplied)

“I haven’t been on a bike since I was 16.

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“I broke my left hip a couple of years ago and can’t lift my right leg. But somehow or other I got my left leg over the other side of the bike.

“I told them to take the picture quickly while I could balance the bicycle.

Knutsford Guardian: Fleur can vividly remember riding her little red trikeFleur can vividly remember riding her little red trike (Image: Supplied)

“We never stopped laughing about it!”

The snaps, inspired by Fleur’s childhood pictures, were taken to celebrate World Photography Day.

Fleur said: “I had a little picture of myself on my bicycle.

Knutsford Guardian: Fleur on a tricycle as a little girlFleur on a tricycle as a little girl (Image: Supplied)

“I do remember that little tricycle. It was red.”

Her joie de vivre was captured having fun on a swing in the garden.

“I used to love my garden,” said Fleur, who was christened Florence but nicknamed Fleur because of her love of flowers.

Knutsford Guardian: Fleur having fun on a swingFleur having fun on a swing (Image: Supplied)

“From childhood I have always been in the garden.

“I made my own garden outside my bedsit when I came here five years ago.”

When she was younger, Fleur became a flower arranger, demonstrator and judge for the National Association of Flower Arranging Societies (NAFAS).

Knutsford Guardian: Fleur aged oneFleur aged one (Image: Supplied)

“I’ve always been involved in the arts,” said Fleur, who worked as a science teacher in a secondary school.

“I judged an international show in Oxford and interpreted the Hanging Gardens of Babylon when I entered a show myself.

“That was a long time ago!”

Fleur’s eyesight is not as good as it used to be so she can no longer sew, embroider or paint.

Knutsford Guardian: Fleur as a little girlFleur as a little girl (Image: Supplied)

But she doesn’t let her sight impairment hold her back.

“I don’t have a minute to myself,” said Fleur.

“I think it’s important to keep yourself busy, mentally and physically.

“I’m involved in a lot of things here.

“I’m like an ambassador. If there are any problems, residents can talk to me and I liaise with the staff.

“I’m very happy here.

“We always have lots of things going on.”