Sidmouth woman celebrates milestone birthday in style

Guests at a 90th party gathered on a hotel front lawn with sea and blue sky behind.

Janette Geear and guests on her 90th birthday - Credit: Derek Geear

Janette Geear celebrated her 90th birthday at the Belmont Hotel with a three-course luncheon with family and friends on September 26.

Sons Simon and Martin and their wives, April and Jennifer, plus granddaughter Hannah and her partner Joe, joined with nieces, cousins, friends and neighbours who came from many parts of the country to celebrate the big day. 

Janette lives in Woolbrook Park with husband Derek where they have lived in the same house for 21 years. 
Derek said: “The celebrations started in the evening on September 24 with a family dinner party for ten. The Sunday luncheon at the Belmont went on from 12pm to 3pm for a total of 34.
Guests came from as far as Chester, Derbyshire, Surrey, Wales and Market Harborough. 
There was a collection for the local  Lifeboat, one of the guests, Keith Bartles, is a volunteer there.”

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