Great Yarmouth’s Mary Howarth celebrates 100th birthday in style

Mary Howarth celebrates her 100th birthday with her family.
Picture supplied by Karen Dougherty

Mary Howarth celebrates her 100th birthday with her family. Picture supplied by Karen Dougherty - Credit: Archant

A 100th birthday celebration has seen the Great Yarmouth centurion make a tasty cake for her family and friends.

Mary Howarth's 100th birthday cake and cards.
Picture supplied by Karen Dougherty

Mary Howarth's 100th birthday cake and cards. Picture supplied by Karen Dougherty - Credit: Archant

Mary Howarth, who ran a boarding house in Albert Square, Yarmouth, for 15 years and is a keen cake maker, celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by her family on Sunday at the Norfolk Mead Hotel in Coltishall.

She baked and iced her own birthday cake.

Mrs Howarth and her husband, Arnold, moved to Yarmouth from Oldham in 1946 with their daughter Christina.

In her younger days she was a confectioner and baker and over the years had made cakes for all her family and friends for special occasions.


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Mr and Mrs Howarth enjoyed going on tandem cycling holidays. She was widowed in 1995 but still has a very active social life and many good friends and neighbours.

As well as her daughter, she has three grandchildren and also five great-grandchildren.

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