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Former Stokes resident celebrates 100th birthday

Posted on Tuesday 19th June 2018 at 10:15 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of Betty Hiscox (seated) with children (l-r) Tony, Janet, Bernice, Clive, Anita, Linda and Terry.

A woman who lived in Bradley Stoke for almost thirty years before recently moving into a care home in Winterbourne has celebrated her 100th birthday.

Betty Hiscox, formerly of Breaches Gate, was joined by her large family and numerous friends at a party held at Little Stoke Social Club on Sunday 20th May.

Betty was born in Barton Hill, where she grew up with her younger brothers and sisters. When she was 16 years of age she met George, also from Barton Hill. A few years later they were married and remained living there. Betty and George were blessed with seven children – four girls and three boys.

The growing size of their family saw them more from their home in Granville Street to a larger house in Lockleaze Road, Horfield. In due course, they were thrilled to have 17 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

In later years, they decided to downsize to a modern two-bedroom house with a manageable garden, so in 1989 Betty and George moved to Breaches Gate in Bradley Stoke. Sadly, after only three weeks in their new home, George passed away.

Betty gradually adapted to life on her own and joined Stoke Gifford Eventide Club, where she always looked forward to Wednesday afternoons and the lovely coach trips throughout the summer.

Many a day she would venture out on different bus routes. It was quite usual for her to go to Bedminster, then into town and on to Kingswood all in one day.

More: "If I need anything, the family is always there," says Betty »

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