Search

Woman celebrates 100th birthday with day at the races

PUBLISHED: 17:20 11 June 2018 | UPDATED: 09:55 12 June 2018

Genna Brown celebrated her 100th birthday at the race course Picture: Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Genna Brown celebrated her 100th birthday at the race course Picture: Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Great Yarmouth racecourse has welcomed a very special visitor to the track.

Genna Brown was invited as a guest of honour to celebrate her 100th birthday on June 7, attending with her son Peter.

Mrs Brown said she first visited the course as a very young girl when it was situated in South Denes.

She said she could remember the layout of the race cards and the roar of the horses as they thundered past the winning line.

On the day, Mrs Brown watched on as Frankie Dettori won the third race.

Staff at the racecourse presented Mrs Brown with a spring bouquet to mark the occasion.

Glenn Tubby, the executive director of Great Yarmouth Racecourse, said: “It is always good to welcome new and regular visitors to the course, but this was an exception and a pleasure to meet Genna as our guest, and we are all glad she enjoyed her special day with us here.”

Other News

Yesterday, 18:00

School trips usually involve taking children to see one of Shakespeare’s great plays or visiting a historic museum.

Yesterday, 17:15

A lifeboat has been called out to attend an injured crewman off the Norfolk coast.

Yesterday, 16:38

Tears of joy streamed down the face of staff members who watched the magical moment a woman, who was left paralysed by a stroke, stood on her own two feet for the first time in 15 years.

Plans for a former pub to be turned into a luxury tobacconist have been put under fire by a nearby health centre, with bosses arguing it would “give out entirely the wrong message”.

Most Read

Plans for a former pub to be turned into a luxury tobacconist have been put under fire by a nearby health centre, with bosses arguing it would “give out entirely the wrong message”.

Read more
NHS
Yesterday, 09:21

A joyrider was arrested after crashing into a traffic bollard - and was found to be more than three times the legal driving limit when police breathalysed him.

Read more
Great Yarmouth police
Yesterday, 11:42

Would you like to play a major part in restoring one of Great Yarmouth’s most historic tourist attractions to its former glory?

Read more
Barry Coleman
Yesterday, 18:00

School trips usually involve taking children to see one of Shakespeare’s great plays or visiting a historic museum.

Read more
Sunday, December 9, 2018

One Great Yarmouth home has fully embraced the Christmas spirit this year, all in the name of a good cause.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 1°C

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Great Yarmouth Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy