Annie's 100th joy

Reporter: Ken Bennett
Date published: 23 July 2020

The hills will resound to a different kind of music when Annie Schofield celebrates her 100th birthday in Uppermill today, Thursday July 23.

The mayor of Oldam Cllr Ginny Alexander will make a special visit accompanied by Oldhams famous pipe Band and the redoubtable Town Crier, Marcus Emms.

And chirpy Annie she says a remarkable recovery from a long term illness is down to the clean Saddleworth air and her resolute family.

Ironically, it was 100 years ago as the globe was gripped by the Spanish flu pandemic which claimed 50 million lives, that Annie was born the only child to her mother and father at home in Diggle.

More information later. In the meantime a big cheer for Annie!

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