100th Birthday Celebration
By Yarlington | Tuesday, August 07, 2012, 12:04
Lydia Reeva Davis celebrated her 100th birthday on 22nd July with afternoon tea at Malmesbury Court in Yeovil.
Lydia Reeva Davis 100th Birthday
Reeva, as she is commonly known, was born in Bower Hinton and has remained in the Yeovil area all her life. On leaving school she worked for St Ivel foods and at one stage worked in the Christmas pudding section.
When she married William Davis in September 1938, they bought a house in Cromwell Road and celebrated with a drink which cost 43/4d, which is just 2p in today's money, leaving them 11/4d from their last sixpence (21/2p). On the way home Bill tossed this over the laundry wall and said they might as well start their new life with nothing.
Reeva has two sons Brian & Keith, two grandsons Simon & Gordon and two great grandsons Adam & Liam. All her close family and friends came along to Malmesbury Court to celebrate her birthday with her.