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Celebrations for Joan’s 100th birthday!

Published: 09/12/2016

The Chairman of Flintshire County Council has helped another Flintshire resident celebrate a special birthday. Joan Scott enjoyed her 100th birthday at Pen-y-Bryn Care Home, in Bagillt recently where she was visited by Councillor Peter Curtis and Mrs Curtis. She was born Joan Siddons in Brixton on 26 November 1916. She is the eldest of four children - brother Reg was killed in the war, sister Marge died in her sixties and brother Ken is 92 and lives in Australia. She worked in London at the Worshipful Company of Girdlers as a shorthand typist and was a lieutenant in the girl guides. Her family were musical, both Joan and her mum played the piano, her dad the cello and her husband had a nice tenor voice. She married John Scott at Emmanuel Church, West Wickham on 14 October 1939. He was in the air force and she travelled with him until she had her first daughter Hilary. She went back to Wickham but moved with her mum and dad to Sale during the war. She had a second daughter Heather and lived in the same house for around sixty years. She has four grandchildren, three great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren and three nephews and their children in Australia. She worked at Rotalac in Sale as a shorthand typist. Her enjoyment of playing the piano continue and she liked liked knitting and sewing. She belonged to Sale United Reformed Church where she went to their Women’s Guild. She moved into sheltered housing in St Asaph and then moved to Pen-y-Bryn Care Home three years ago. Chairman, Cllr. Peter Curtis and Consort, Mrs. Jennifer Curtis with Joan Scott