Lympstone woman celebrates 70th birthday with Mayor

PUBLISHED: 17:09 29 December 2008 | UPDATED: 10:14 10 June 2010

A LYMPSTONE septuagenarian was honoured with a flower bouquet from the Exmouth Mayor at her surprise birthday party.

A LYMPSTONE septuagenarian was honoured with a flower bouquet from the Exmouth Mayor at her surprise birthday party.

The party, which included friends from as far afield as South Africa and North America, was thrown to celebrate the 70th birthday of Jennifer Robinson, of Underhill Crescent.

Exmouth Cricket Club offered the Pavilion for the party and the party was attended by Exmouth Town Mayor Joy Whipps and Town Crier Garth Gibson.

Ms Robinson was given a Neil Rogers, of Budleigh Salterton, cartoon of herself winning a steeplechase.

Brother Anthony Robinson said: "We were taught how to ride when we were younger - she has only had one love in her life and that is steeple chasing."

Ms Robinson worked as a senior medical secretary a the old Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Hospital in Exeter and before that worked at the famous Groote Schuur hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.

She was also given one of Michael Aspen's This is Your Life book.

The party was attended by 10 friends and her nieces Rebecca and Emma with two-year-old granddaughter Gracie.


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