FAMILY and friends of a woman well-known for delivering milk from a horse-drawn trap helped celebrated her 100th birthday at the weekend.

Joan Sawdon is the eldest sibling of the Tom and Alice Corney from Bark Knotts Farm in Welham Road, Norton.

As a child Joan helped her brother, Colin and father deliver milk around the streets of Norton on the back of a horse drawn trap.

Joan would ladle everyone's daily pint milk from a churn.

The family were also well-known locally for moving their herd of cows from Bark Knotts Farm to Orchard Fields in Malton.

After milking each morning the herd stopped traffic as they made their way back to the fields across the railway crossing and bridge from Norton to Malton, with a repeat performance in the late afternoon for evening milking and a night in the barn.

Joan spent most of her married life in Scagglethorpe with husband Harry and sons Dave and Pete, later moving to retire in Hambleton Road, Norton.

Along with her two children, Joan has four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pete said: "Mum is back not far from where she spent most of her childhood and is being cared for by the staff of Beechwood Place care home just around the corner from Bark Knotts, where she grew up.

"Mum still talks of delivering milk around the streets of Norton."

Joan was able to celebrate her 100th birthday on Sunday, July 18,with her family and staff at the care home in Norton.

Pete said: "Mum celebrated with a limited amount of guests in the garden at a party hosted by the fabulous staff at Beechwood Care Home.

”She received many cards and flowers and most importantly s telegram from the Queen whom she admired greatly. She had a lovely day with us all who have always been her 'wonderful family',"