Celebrations For 100-year-old

Celebrations For 100-year-old


Tuesday 25th Sep 2018


A resident at Hollyland Care Home in Pembroke has celebrated her 100th birthday.

Mrs Josie Rippin reached the magic figure on Wednesday, (11th July)

Remarkably her mother was in her 103rd year when she died in 1979 and the family still have the telegram of congratulations sent by The Queen on that occasion.

A native of Nottingham, Mrs Rippin moved to Pentlepoir in Pembrokeshire with her husband Jim 28 years ago to be near their daughter, Elaine. Mr Rippin died in 1991.

Mrs Rippin trained as a hairdresser before devoting herself to raising a family.

She has five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nine step great-grandchildren and three step great-great-grandchildren.

And among the visitors on the day was her youngest descendant, her great-grandson Dylan who is just seven-weeks-old.

Mrs Rippin enjoyed a birthday cake baked by her granddaughter, Katrina and was presented with a bouquet of flowers when she was visited by the Vice Chairman of Pembrokeshire County Council, Councillor Dr Simon Hancock.

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Mrs Rippin with Councillor Dr Simon Hancock. She is holding not only her birthday card from The Queen but also the telegram of congratulations Her Majesty sent Mrs Rippin’s mother when she turned 100.

Mrs Rippin is pictured with Councillor Dr Simon Hancock and members of her family. They include her seven week-old great grandson, Dylan.

Mrs Rippin is pictured with Councillor Dr Simon Hancock and members of her family. They include her seven week-old great grandson, Dylan.