Mayor, Cllr Doug Williams and wife Carol, join in the 100th birthday celebrations of Violet Morris
Rhondda Cynon Taf resident Violet Morris celebrated her 100th birthday with a special party and a surprise visit from the Mayor, as well as family members who had travelled thousands of miles to be there.
Mrs Morris was born in Penrhiwceiber, in 1913, and had two sisters Catherine and Maud. She left school in the village at the age of 15 and went to work for a local GP, a job she thoroughly enjoyed.
She met and fell in love with Mansel, a bus driver, and the pair married at St Winifred’s Church, Penrhiwceiber, when Violet was 21.
Violet, and the late Mansel, had a wonderful life together and had one daughter Sylvia, who now lives in Canada. She travelled thousands of miles from her home to join in the birthday celebrations in Aberdare.
Also joining in the party was Rhondda Cynon Taf Mayor, Cllr Doug Williams, and his wife Carol, who presented her with a bouquet of flowers.
Mrs Morris, who has lived at The Laurels care home, Aberdare, since 2009, also received a special card from the Queen.
Mayor, Cllr Doug Williams, said: “It was a great pleasure to meet this wonderful lady on her birthday. Everyone had a great day.”
Mrs Morris also has two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.