Penryn woman celebrates 100th birthday
4:00pm Saturday 4th August 2012 in News
A big bunch of flowers and a card from the Queen helped Amy Trevor from Penryn celebrate her 100th birthday.
Town mayor Gill Grant was among those visiting Amy at her home at Little Oaks. The centenarian spent the day with her family and friends and was delighted with the birthday card from the Queen and a telegram from MP Iain Duncan Smith, who is minister for work and pension.
Amy was born in London, the eldest of three children, and grew up in Battersea. On leaving school she went to work on the railway, working in the booking office.
She has always said the railway is in her blood, with her brother, father and grandfather all working for it, and it was here she met her first husband who was later killed in the war.
Amy has lived in Cornwall since 1949 when she and her second husband Jack (now deceased) moved down from London. She first lived with him on a smallholding in Perranporth, where they reared pigs and cattle and also took in visitors for bed and breakfast during the summer.
After Jack died she moved to Penryn, in 1986, where she enjoyed gardening and swimming.
She also loves knitting and sewing, in the past making dresses and sashes for Perranporth carnival queens and attendants as she was on the committee.
Amy has also knitted a large amount of jumpers for Penryn Methodist Church fetes, hats for the baby unit at Truro’s Royal Cornwall Hospital and also hats for British troops abroad. Amy has thanked her family, friends and neighbours for the flowers and cards she received on her special day.