Oyez! Selena celebrates her 100th birthday

PUBLISHED: 12:13 10 July 2013 | UPDATED: 09:18 11 July 2013

Selena Towse, pictured with Pat Clifford (left) celebrates her 100th birtdhay with a proclamation from Colyton Town Crier Derek Wenn.

Selena Towse, pictured with Pat Clifford (left) celebrates her 100th birtdhay with a proclamation from Colyton Town Crier Derek Wenn.

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Well-known Colyton woman enjoys a family lunch and visits from wellwishers throughout her special day

Selena Towse (second from right) celebrates her 100th birthday with family and friends.Selena Towse (second from right) celebrates her 100th birthday with family and friends.

A card from The Queen and a special proclamation from the town crier were amongst the highlights of a Colyton woman’s 100th birthday celebrations.

Selena Towse, who hails from Ireland, came to the East Devon town during the war, in 1942, and she and her late husband, John, ran the local chemist’s shop until 1975.

Mrs Towse quietly did a huge amount of fundraising through her life being an active member in several local groups, including the Seaton Hospital’s award winning home nursing service.

She has been a member of the Seaton Inner Wheel and the St John Ambulance, in Colyton.

She was also noted as “a wonderful cook” and until quite recently provided lunches for other elderly folk.

She celebrated her birthday with her sister Winnie and several friends at a local restaurant, but her house was full of well-wishers all day – including town crier Derek Wenn.


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