Joyce Wright – 90th Birthday Party

On Tuesday 16th March the village celebrated the 90th birthday of local resident Joyce Wright with a party in Cropton Village Hall. Joyce was very pleased to see all her many friends attending this special celebration.

Through family, Joyce has been associated with Cropton all her life and she came here when her late husband retired. She was joined at the party by her two sons, Alan and Terry, the latter travelling from South Africa to be with his mother and her elder brother Les.

Joyce is still very much involved in all aspects of village life, including the Women’s Institute, Heritage Group and Village Hall. A ‘faith tea’ was provided by villagers and friends was greatly enjoyed before ‘Night Owl’, Arthur & Sheila, provided music for an enjoyable social with dancing.

joyce wright 90th birthday party in cropton village hall

birthday party joyce wright cropton

Everyone enjoyed the birthday buffet. Especially Richard Peacock.

richard peacock eating birthday cake at joyce wright birthday party

birthday cake joyce wright 90th birthday party

The images below are from Joyce’s Birthday Card. Richard Peacock (above) illustrated the card. Notice the barrel of Vim & Vinegar on the right hand side. That must be the key to good health and a long life.

joyce wright birthday card cropton

Richard drew balloons on the birthday card and placed the names of Cropton villagers on them.

joyce wright 90th birthday card from cropton village

Richard also composed a verse for the card.

verse from birthday card for joyce wright cropton 90th birthday party