Former RAF worker celebrates 100th birthday with visit from Sunderland MP

A former RAF clerk who played her part in the war effort got a visit from a Wearside MP as she celebrated a century of her life.

Thursday, 28th July 2016, 11:30 am
Updated Thursday, 28th July 2016, 12:34 pm
100 year old Wyn Davison celebrates her birthday, with nephew Ron Clark and Sharon Hodgson MP.

Sarah Winnifred ‘Wyn’ Davison marked reaching 100-years-of-age with a party at Washington’s Arts Centre, in Biddick Lane.

Wyn was born in Millfield in Sunderland but joined the RAF during the Second World War, doing administration and clerical work during the conflict.

100 year old Wyn Davison celebrates her birthday.

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Following the end of the war, she began working at Finkle’s cake shop in The Green in Southwick.

Retirement has not stopped her being an active part of the community and she was involved in providing the meals on wheels service to residents in later years.

Her nephew Ron Clark, 72, told the Echo: “She finished doing the meals on wheels voluntary work about 20 years ago but she still helped out with a luncheon club and things like that.

“The only thing that holds her back these days is her mobility. She still lives in her own home but is visited by carers every day.

100 year old Wyn Davison celebrates her birthday.

“She’s really enjoyed meeting Mrs Hodgson, who was very nice to talk to.”

Wyn was married twice, first to John Clark and then Bill Davison.

The Harraton pensioner, who used to attend Women’s Institute meetings at St George’s Church in Fatfield in Washington, credits living a long life to keeping active.

“She’s had a great day with about 20 people turning up to the party,” added Ron.