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Joyce Bloor celebrates her 90th year by sharing her story

The theme for Care Home Open Day this year focuses on celebration and the Queen’s 90th birthday. Here at Four Seasons Health Care we thought it would be nice to share some of our resident’s stories who are also celebrating their 90th year!

Hilltop Manor presents Joyce Bloor

Joyce celebrates her 90th birthday tomorrow, 16th June. She was married to her late husband Richard for 48 years. They had 2 children, 4 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Joyce spent most of her working career making pottery. However, the factory she was working at – Gladstone Pottery – was closed during the wat. Joyce moved to Paragon China and raffled a lemon in 1943 to support the North Staffordshire Prisoner of War Comforts Fund. At the time no-one had seen a lemon so Joyce raised one pounce, eight shillings and three pence.

Joyce spent her whole career in the pottery industry, working notably for Royal Doulton until she retired at 60.

Now a resident at Hilltop Manor, Joyce enjoys spending her days relaxing and joining in with the activities held in the home.

Date published: 15 September 2017

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