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Celebrations for Olives 103rd Birthday

Published: 21/07/2016

The Chairman of Flintshire County Council has helped another Flintshire resident celebrate a special birthday. Olive Yates enjoyed her 103rd birthday at Llys Gwenffrwd Care Home in Holywell on 16 July where she was visited by Councillor Peter Curtis. Family and residents of Llys Gwenffrwd Care Home celebrated Mrs Yates’ birthday with her and had afternoon tea. Mrs Yates was born on 16 July 1913 at Notty Ash in Liverpool and she was an only child. When she was born, King George V was on the throne and, since then, we have had three other kings and our current Queen, who Olive met when she was a young girl. When Mrs Yates left school, she worked in a laundry in Liverpool. She met George and got married in August 1936 when she was 23 years old. George was a tram driver and later became a lorry driver. She has two children George and Anne, 13 grandchildren and lots of great grandchildren. In the 2nd World War, she worked in the munitions factory in Liverpool and, like many others, her home was bombed at this time. She moved to live in Holywell 40 years ago and has been happy ever since. She recently moved into Llys Gwenffrwd Care Home on 6 June 2016. The Chairman of Flintshire County Council, Cllr Peter Curtis, and his wife and Consort, Jenny with Olive. Also pictured are Care Assistants Debbie Seaman, Mandy Jones and Janice Hughes and the Assistant Manager, Claire Hansen