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Huge family gathering celebrates Castle Acre sisters’ milestone birthdays

Family birthday celebrations at Castle Acre
left to right sitting Myrtle Eagle (85) Noreen Mallott (90) and Janet Creed (80) and diamond wedding anniversary all taking place this year. pictured with some of the family

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Family birthday celebrations at Castle Acre left to right sitting Myrtle Eagle (85) Noreen Mallott (90) and Janet Creed (80) and diamond wedding anniversary all taking place this year. pictured with some of the family contact 01485 601093 ANL-140106-193252009

A trio of sisters celebrated their three birthdays and a diamond wedding anniversary at the weekend.

Myrtle Eagle, 85, Noreen Mallott, 90, and Janet Creed, 80, were joined by dozens of friends and relatives for Saturday’s celebration at the village hall, which marked not just their three birthdays, but also Janet’s diamond wedding anniversary.

The sisters lived close by to each other in Castle Acre, famed for its 12th Century Norman castle ruins, for more than 65 years.

Noreen’s daughter, Glenys Mallott, said “They are very close, although they still argue sometimes between themselves they are inseparable as ever.”

All three sisters followed each other to Castle Acre from their home town of Burgh Castle in East Norfolk.

The eldest, Noreen, first moved as part of the Women’s Land Army and married when she was 26, before she was joined by Myrtle and Janet, who married two brothers in the village.

The Women’s Land Army filled the gap left on farms by the men called up for war service and was disbanded in October 1949.

More than 70 friends and family members were present at the celebration party at the village hall, including grand and great-grandchildren of the sisters.

The party also marked the diamond wedding anniversary of Janet and her husband, Lewis, which was in April.

 

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