BILL SEDDON a01BILL SEDDON a04Centenaries have been to the fore in 2018.

One lovely celebration was the 100th Birthday Party of well known local resident Bill Seddon.

Bill Seddon, reached his 100th Birthday at the end of November and celebrated with a wonderful family gathering at Bere Hill where he is presently living. It was also Bere Hill’s first 100th party and they put on a wonderful spread.

BILL SEDDON 005Surrounded by several generations of his family many of whom are well-known locally, Bill blew out his candles, ate his cake, supped his pint of ‘Wild Bill’s IPA’ and enjoyed the wonderful day.


Bill, was in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and it was more than fitting that they sent representatives to recognise his previous service. His service medals and certificates were also on display for all to admire. The Mayor and Mayoress of Whitchurch also attended to wish Bill and his family all the very best on behalf of the Town.

BILL SEDDON a03But of course a highlight for those who reach this fine milestone was the Birthday Card and Message from HRH The Queen.
It read:
“I am so pleased to know that you are celebrating your one hundredth birthday. I send my congratulations and best wishes to you on such a special occasion” Elizabeth R.

It was a lovely family gathering.

Bill with his family.

Bill with his family.

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