blank
Connect with us

Neath

Mayor wishes a happy 100th to Lillian Jones – the lady with two birthdays!

Published

on

The Mayor of Neath Port Talbot, Cllr Robert Wood, has paid a visit to Afan Valley born Lillian May Jones to give his congratulations on her 100th birthday at the Hollins Care Centre in Neath.

Lillian was born and lived in Margam Street, Cymmer, until going to the Hollins.

Advertisement

She was one of seven children and is the only one still living.

During World War Two, Lillian helped the war effort by working in the arsenal in Bridgend and in June 1946, she married Vivian Jones in Calfaria Welsh Baptist Chapel.

The pair were married for 68 years until the death of Lillian’s husband. Lillian has a daughter Eira Young, a grandson Ryan    Young and a great grandson, Osian Young.

Until her retirement, Lillian worked at The Old Clinic in Margam Street, Cymmer, then as a caretaker/cleaner at the Cymmer Health Centre.

Advertisement

She is the cousin of David Jones, the father of Cymmer and Glyncorrwg councillor Jeff Jones.

Cllr Jones said: “Lillian certainly deserved to be congratulated by the Mayor on her 100th birthday. There is a lovely family story about Lillian as she actually celebrates two birthdays. 

“When she was retiring, the then health board needed her birth certificate and when she produced it, the date was worn away. She had always celebrated her birthday on November 22nd  – however, when her new birth certificate came back it was the 24th of November, so ever since, she celebrates her birthday on both dates.”

(Lead image: Neath Port Talbot Council)

Advertisement
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Trending

Copyright © 2022 Swansea Bay News