IN 1912, the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank; Sunderland football club won the 1st Division whilst Arsenal was relegated to the 2nd.
Albert Berry made the first parachute jump from a moving plane, Ronald Amundsen reached the South Pole and the UK had its wettest summer ever recorded.
Births included politician Enoch Powel, Adolf Hitler’s mistress Eva Braun, Golfer Ben Hogan, singer Perry Como, Hollywood icon Gene Kelly, Pope John Paul 1st and in a small corner of Nantyffllon an unassuming South Wales village nestling on the banks of the river Llynfi, a proud Mr and Mrs Davies toasted the birth of their daughter Nora.
Surrounded by her surviving family, the very same Nora Davies celebrated her 100th birthday in, ‘Bon Repos,’ a private Care Home, tucked away in a quiet secluded area of Javea.
Although her daughter Valerie lives within the area, her granddaughter with husband Chris and great granddaughters, flew out from the UK especially for the occasion.
When they eventually arrived, fellow residents and the friendly Bon Repos management team of Mathew and Eva joined Nora in a grand birthday party that included a buffet and champagne with special entertainment from vocalist Colin Hulmes.
Nora told the EWN that although she is still enjoying life, she dearly misses her two favourite activities, travel and dancing. Nora has virtually travelled the world and flew Concord on her 70th birthday.
She was a champion ballroom dancer and is the proud holder of many medals, memories that will stay with her forever.
By Benny Davis