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Former teacher, Annie Scarle, celebrates 100th birthday
10:11am Wednesday 23rd January 2013 in News
A FORMER primary school teacher has celebrated her 100th birthday.
Annie Scarle, who lives in Rillington, was born on January 4, 1913 at West Knapton.
She attended Norton Girls School from the age of 11, leaving three years later to work as a housemaid at West Knapton Hall.
In her 20s, Mrs Scarle worked as an infant teacher at West Knapton Primary School and when it closed she moved to West Heslerton Primary School to which she cycled every day.
Mrs Scarle later taught at Fridaythorpe School before leaving to care for her elderly mother.
She was also an organist at Rillington church for a number of years, also playing at the village’s community centre and Thorpe Bassett church.
Now a great-great-great-great aunt, Mrs Scarle moved to Rillington following her husband Henry’s death in 1969.
Her niece, Ruby Ironside, said Mrs Scarle had enjoyed a party at home for friends and neighbours on her birthday followed by a family meal the following day.
“She received a card from the Queen and really enjoyed her celebrations which also included a party at the Trinity day centre in Norton,” she said.
“She would also like to thank all her carers and everyone who sent cards and flowers.”