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Hard-working Lowestoft woman Audrey Fountain celebrates 100th birthday

PUBLISHED: 17:38 29 January 2018 | UPDATED: 17:38 29 January 2018

Audrey Fountain celebrates her 100th birthday at Kirkley Manor Care Home.
Picture: Nick Butcher

Audrey Fountain celebrates her 100th birthday at Kirkley Manor Care Home. Picture: Nick Butcher

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Family and friends gathered to celebrate the 100th birthday of a ‘hard-working’ Lowestoft woman.

Audrey Fountain was born on January 26, 1918.

Terry Fountain, her son, spoke proudly of the example his mother set for him.

He said: “She was without fault really - she would do everything for you.”

“I had a wonderful childhood because she was always there for me.”

Mrs Fountain left school at the age of 14 and held a variety of jobs throughout her life including stints at Green’s printers and Lowestoft Technical College.

During the Second World War she learnt how to make nets and contributed to the nationwide war effort by manufacturing camouflage nets in her living room.

Mr Fountain believes his mother’s enduring work-ethic has helped her reach the incredible age,

He said: “She lived a simple life and worked very hard.

“I think one of the things which allowed her to reached this age was working so hard.”

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