Seaton woman celebrates her 106th birthday

Molly Holmes, 106, pictured with her youngest great, great niece Maisie who is 16 months old - they

Molly Holmes, 106, pictured with her youngest great, great niece Maisie who is 16 months old - they are nearly 105 years apart! Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

‘Marvellous Molly’ shared her special day with her great, great niece who is nearly 105 years her junior

A Seaton woman has celebrated her 106th birthday.

Molly Holmes retired to live in the town more than 40 years ago.

She grew up near Wisbech in Cambridgeshire where her father, who died just before she was born, was a market gardener Her mother was a teacher. She had three siblings Jack, Phyllis and Colin.

Molly was a corporal in the army in the Second World War, living through The Blitz.


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Later she became a keen civil servant and worked in Somerset House and then in Norwich. At weekends she looked after her mother in Kings Lynn, Norfolk.

Molly belonged to the Royal British Legion in Seaton and enjoyed playing bridge and travelling with friends.

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Molly has always been fascinated by the sinking of the Titanic as she was born just one month after the disaster, in April 1912.

Although she has no children she has always enjoyed being with her many nieces and nephews. It was with one of her nieces, two great nieces and three great, great nieces that she celebrated her birthday.

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