‘Proud’ ex-seamstress marks 100th birthday in Gants Hill
PUBLISHED: 16:46 27 April 2016 | UPDATED: 16:46 27 April 2016
A former fur finisher and market trader celebrated a century last week.
Hetty Tauber, of Vi & John Ruben’s House, Clarence Avenue, Gants Hill, turned 100 and celebrated the occasion with her friends and family from around the world at the care home where she lives.
The centenarian was born in London’s East End, was one of 11 children and left school at 14 to help provide for the family.
She soon married husband Lou Talbot in 1937 and set up a stall in Upton Park, selling clothes and offering alterations.
Speaking about her birthday party, she said: “I was so proud to see so many members of my family come together to celebrate my birthday including family members who travelled from abroad and who I haven’t seen for years.”
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