Manea villager Violet celebrates 100th birthday

Violet Hawes is 100

Violet Hawes is 100 - Credit: Archant

A party at Manea Church Rooms marked the 100th birthday of villager Violet Hawes.

Violet hit the landmark birthday at the end of October and family and friends gathered to celebrate.

She was born in Manea and has lived in the village her whole life. Violet was a twin but lost her sister Pansy in 2001.

Violet, of Orchard Way, still enjoys village life and attends the weekly Manea Dinners club and also the walk and talks.

In her younger days Violet worked on her father’s farm with Pansy and the sisters also worked in the laundry at Oundle School together.


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In later years the two, who were inseparable, worked at Cadbury Schweppes.

Neither sister married but Violet has one niece Susan Fountain, great nephew James Fountain and great, great niece Rosie Fountain (nine months), who all attended the birthday party.

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Among the many cards and presents sent to Violet was a message from the Queen.

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