Dorothy celebrates her 100th birthday with a bumper bash
Dorothy Mabel Paine (maiden name Jarman) born on the 20/11/1915, place of birth Beckley, near Rye Sussex .
Her father Frederick Jarman was killed in 1918 on the Somme .
Her mother remarried Frank Tedham ,then they moved to Northiam with his children Alice and Olive and Dorothy and her sister Alice .
Dorothy’s mother Louise And Frank then had three more children making seven in total .
On leaving school Dorothy went into service at Dolmans for the Bradford Browns .
She then moved to Lydd and worked in the NAAFI where she met her husband, George Henry Paine of the Beehive, Lydd High Street .
In 1939 their first born Pauline arrived born at the house ,next to Austin’s garage Coronation Square Lydd
They lived in a couple of houses that got damaged by bombs then they moved to New Inn Cottage, South Street, where her son Peter was born but unfortunately died at 3 weeks old
Then she had Carol in 1944 and Linda in 1947.
They move next door to the New Inn where George held the license for a short while then in1952 they moved to the Star Inn.
When George died, Dorothy Mabel held the license and in total was the landlady for the Star Inn for 26 years, whilst there, she made lots of long lasting friendships, still ongoing.
Dorothy went on holiday to Tenerife and Lanzarote with family members.
In 1994 she went to Malaysia, Singapore and Australia for the first time before she moved to Lincolnshire for 10 years where she enjoyed meeting lots of new friends and clubs plus travelling around the North of England with her daughter Pauline, also to Australia to visit Yvonne, her granddaughter with great granddaughter Siobhan whilst travelling also visited Malaysia and Singapore .
Then returning to Lydd in 2004 where she has been living with Pauline until present , her hobbies were knitting reading watching all sports and till this day still reading & playing Tri-dominoes and winning most of the time ?
Dorothy loves seeing her family and adores all the children she has had
4 children 1 deceased
10 grandchildren 2 deceased
22 great grandchildren
25 great grandchildren 1 deceased 5th generation
Dorothy always said she wanted to receive a letter from the Queen so on the 20th of November she achieved that what a great milestone
She had a surprise tea party of 110 people attending including 46 descendents and 25 other relatives
She really enjoyed her birthday and thanked everyone for making her day so special with people coming from all over England and as far as Australia
Birthday wishes came from family friends from Malaysia, New Zealand, Canada and Australia also she had also over 4500 likes on Facebook