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Big celebration for former Skipton mill worker
10:00am Thursday 13th September 2012 in News
Skipton woman Kathleen Greenwood is all set to mark her centenary.
She was just 14 when she left school and started work at a Skipton mill.
Both her parents had died when she was nine, leaving Kathleen, the youngest of nine, and two siblings to be brought up by an older sister.
Having failed to pass the entrance exam to higher education, it was the Rycroft Mill for her.
“I cried my eyes out, because I loved school. It was very noisy at the mill and I hated it, but I had a lot of friends and eventually we did have fun,” she recalled.
Kathleen, who is the last of her siblings, has two children, five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and two step-great grandchildren.
On her birthday, she will celebrate with a large gathering of her family at Herriot’s Hotel in Skipton.