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Violet Elsegood celebrates 100th birthday with a day full of memories
8:10am Friday 7th September 2012 in News
A YORK-born grandmother is marking her 100th birthday today with a special celebration.
For Violet Elsegood’s centenary, her son Geoffrey has organised a group to dress up as Land Girls and sing to his mother at the care home where she has lived for the past 14 years.
Violet was born in York and lived in the city for 81 years – enjoying a varied career.
This included working at Tadcaster Tower Brewery and a former York button factory.
She married her husband, George, in 1940 and they went on to have one son, Geoffrey, and one grandson Andrew, now 43.
Geoffrey said his mother had many passions, including knitting and listening to music, and was a very popular resident of York, having spent most of her life living in the Acomb area of the city.
She moved to Lancashire in 1993 and lives at Brookside care home, Chorley.