Mayor 100

Born just two months before the end of the First World War, Nora Greenaway has celebrated her 100th birthday, surrounded by family and friends. 

A key member of her community in Hawthorn, Pontypridd, where her family have lived for 400 years, Mrs Greenaway had a wonderful day, which included a home visit from the Mayor of Rhondda Cynon Taf, Councillor Steve Powderhill. 

Mrs Greenaway, one of seven children, lived at Ty Gwyn Farm during her childhood and went on to work at Pontypridd Golf Club for many years. She had three children Val, Clive and Kerry. 

The club has formed a huge part of her life, with her brother Morgan working there as Green Keeper and her nephews Alan, a former Club President, and Hilton, the current Club President. 

Mrs Greenaway and her husband Clifford ran a fish and chip shop in Pontypridd for many years. She went on to run a popular fish stall with her son in the historic Pontypridd Indoor Market, where she worked until she was 84. 

Rhondda Cynon Taf Mayor, Councillor Steve Powderhill, said: “I was delighted to go along and meet Nora and her daughter Val on her special day.

“During her lifetime she has seen so much change in the world and has dedicated her life to serving her community. It is clear to see she is loved by her family, friends and all who know her.”

Daughter Val Stead, said: "I would like to thank the Mayor for coming along and joining in the celebrations, helping to make this such a special and memorable day for us all. 

“My mother received over 50 birthday cards, including one from The Queen. It’s nice to know that so many people wish her well.”

Posted on Wednesday 10th October 2018

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