Iris celebrates milestone birthday

SHE used to deliver the post, but now Iris Hall is the proud recipient of a birthday card from the Queen.Mrs Hall enjoyed a right royal time celebrating her 100th birthday with friends and family in Hopton on Friday.

SHE used to deliver the post, but now Iris Hall is the proud recipient of a birthday card from the Queen.

Mrs Hall enjoyed a right royal time celebrating her 100th birthday with friends and family in Hopton on Friday.

The occasion was savoured with a glass of her favourite tipple, brandy, which Mrs Hall credits as the secret of her long life.

Moving to Hopton as a girl, Mrs Hall worked in the family owned shop and post office, assisting father Ernest with mail deliveries in the village.

In 1933 she married Reginald Hall - the couple had no children and lived for several years in Lound.

During the war Mrs Hall worked as a kitchen assistant for the National Fire Service that was billeted at Hopton.

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Reginald died in 1985 and Mrs Hall has been living at the Old Vicarage Care Home for the last ten years.

Care assistant Amy Chaplin said: “Iris is quite a quiet lady, because she is very deaf, but does not have many other health problems and was very excited about her party.”

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