Celebrating Edna’s century

A full life was celebrated with a choir and cakes when Mrs Edna Goggs marked her 100th birthday at Mill Reed Lodge, Walsden, on February 5. Born in Halifax, attending Battinson Road and then St Augustine’s Schools, Edna, nee Riley, began work in textiles at Woodall Nicholson’s, Halifax, until becoming a WAAF in the second world war.
She trained at Morpeth and Blackpool before three years at an Isle of Man base carrying out the important work of repairing Spitfires and Wellingtons for RAF service again. Her brother Clement was in the RAF.
After the war, she became an inspector for wells in... read more

 
6 February 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 20
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