Eleventh heaven on 11/11/11 for Sidford birthday gran Joy

PUBLISHED: 11:10 11 November 2011

Joy Webb pointing out her birthaday when she will be 99 on the 11/11/2011. Photo by Terry Ife ref shs 3506-45-11TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Joy Webb pointing out her birthaday when she will be 99 on the 11/11/2011. Photo by Terry Ife ref shs 3506-45-11TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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GRANDMOTHER Joy Webb is today celebrating a unique feat – turning 99 on 11/11/11.

Sidford resident, Joy, lived through both World Wars and has always avoided celebrating her birthday with a party as it falls on Remembrance Day.

She said of today’s special occasion: “To have all the elevens is extraordinary.”

Joy, who turned six on Armistice Day in 1918, remembers it well.

“There were fireworks and I was scared by all the noise – but my mum said ‘it’s a Joy day’. I thought it was all for me.”

“I’ve never held any parties on November 11, as it’s a sad day.”

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