Centenarian’s long life in Seamer and Osgodby

by Dave Barry

Osgodby’s oldest resident has celebrated her 100th birthday.

Annie Brown was born to Rose and Boyes Stephenson on 30 July 1917 at Brickyard Cottages in Pasture Lane, Seamer.

Her birthplace has since been demolished.

The family later lived at the farm, which is now the Poachers Barn pub in Osgodby.

Annie and her siblings, Herbert and Mary, walked over the fields to attend the old St Martin’s School on the South Cliff.

Annie married Ken Brown at Cayton Methodist Chapel and had a daughter, Patricia, who lives with her husband Brian Cartwright and family in the USA.

The centenarian has two grandchildren, Julia and Andrew, and four great grandchildren, Cameron, Miranda, Charlotte and Jack.

Pat and Brian flew over from the USA and organised a party at the Mayfield Hotel in Seamer, with nieces, nephews, friends, a sea cadet and the borough mayor and mayoress, Martin and Cherry Smith.

Annie received 60 cards, including one from the Queen, and was presented with a bouquet from Osgodby Parish Council and parishioners.