Honiton man celebrates 100th birthday

PUBLISHED: 11:15 09 October 2017 | UPDATED: 09:34 12 October 2017

Douglas Hirons, 100, cuts his birthday cake.

Douglas Hirons, 100, cuts his birthday cake.

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Douglas Hirons who was born in 1917 in Coventry, was presented with a cake to mark his special day.

A member of Honiton Memory Café celebrated his 100th birthday last week.

Douglas Hirons, who was born in 1917 in Coventry, was presented with a cake to mark his special day.

One of five siblings, Douglas worked at Telephone House in Birmingham and then later went to work in the Civil Service at West Bromwich.

There, he met his present wife Rosemary in 1974.

Douglas and Rosemary married in 1976 and on retirement, they moved to Offwell.

He has three daughters, seven grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Douglas was a keen rugby player and played until he was 42 and still likes to watch it.

He then took up playing bowls and for many years represented the county.

Douglas was also instrumental in helping to form an indoor bowls arena at Honiton, and went on to join the town’s bowling club in 1979.

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