Celebrations for Joan’s 100th birthday!
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
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
Chairman, Cllr. Peter Curtis and Consort, Mrs. Jennifer Curtis with Joan Scott