Don't miss a story sign up to Exmouth Journal's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Bob’s still stout at 100

10:17 19 July 2012

Bob Sanders who turned 100 on Thursday, 12 July. Bob enjoys a tipple of Guiness. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exe 6865-28-12AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Bob Sanders who turned 100 on Thursday, 12 July. Bob enjoys a tipple of Guiness. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exe 6865-28-12AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Archant

Supping Guinness has proved to be the elixir to a long and healthy life for centenarian Bob Sanders, who last week celebrated his 100th birthday.

Retired headteacher Bob was joined by his family and friends for two parties to celebrate his mammoth milestone birthday.

The Harding House resident received limited edition Guinness goodies – and the makers of the popular Irish stout even sent him a letter of thanks to mark the occasion.

Exmouth mayor John Humphreys presented Bob with a can of his favourite tipple, while Royal Air Force Association director Paul Baker gave him a certificate congratulating him on becoming the third centenarian in the RAFA.

Bob’s birthday celebrations included a visit from his son Nigel, who flew in from Canada.

Along with more than 50 other guests, they enjoyed a birthday lunch at the Royal Beacon Hotel.

Bob’s daughter Val Dolby, of Scott Drive, Exmouth, said her dad credited his long life to the love of his close-knit family of five children, nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren – with two more due in October – and most of all to his late wife, Kathleen, who he was married to for more than 50 years.

Val added: “He’s always been really positive. He’s always had good health and a wonderful sense of humour. He’s just a real gentleman.”

0 comments

Other News Stories

Milly Oakins, nine, sets out form Nelson Drive on her 10 mile walk for Hospiscare with mum Kim Snell and aunty Jade Beasley. Ref exe 23-16AW 9454. Picture: Alex Walton

A nine-year-old Littleham girl has raised an estimated £700 for charity by completing a 10-mile walking challenge.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:31
Otterton Primary School sports. Ref exb 26-16SH 0513. Picture: Simon Horn.

Pictures:

Read more
Yesterday, 09:43

Fire crews from Exmouth were called out to a fire involving a gas kettle on Monday (June 27).

Read more
Mon, 16:04
Exmouth Armed Forces Day took place at the weekend. Royal Marines gave a combat demonstration to the public. Ref exe 26-16AW 1289. Picture: Alex Walton

Exmouth marked Armed Forces Day in The Strand at the weekend. The Royal Marine Band Service opened the event with their marching band display followed by a combat ready demonstration by marines from the Lympstone Commando Training Centre. Hundreds of visitors turned up to enjoy the occasion and support our armed forces.

Read more
Mon, 12:30
Budleigh Hospital

A pilot wellbeing hub project at the former Budleigh Salterton Hospital is unlikely to open on a permanent basis this year.

Read more
Mon, 09:54

A fire crew was called out to a vehicle fire in Budleigh Salterton on Saturday, June 25.

Read more
Mon, 09:38

An Exmouth resident has called for action over a ‘dangerous’ parking problem he says could see schoolchildren seriously injured.

Read more
Mon, 09:34

Fire crews were called to attend a fire in a bungalow in Exmouth.

Read more
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Hugo Swire MP was invited to open the new Pete's Dragon suicide bereavement charity head quarters in Exmouth earlier this month. Ref exe 24-16AW 0191. Picture: Alex Walton

A grieving mum has found hope through heartache by helping to create new headquarters for the charity that was there when she needed it most.

Read more
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Evacuee Percy Cook (centre) pictured with Brian Curryer and Percy's sister Daisy Vickers.

A man evacuated to Exmouth during World War Two has returned to the town - and has struck up a friendship with another generation of the family which looked after him.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 10°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications