AMAZING VIOLET LAVENDER CELEBRATES HER 100TH AT NESBIT HOUSE
There aren’t many people who can claim to have made the Queen Mother’s underwear, driven lorries during the Second World War – and even met the late Queen Elizabeth II.
But former army sergeant Violet Lavender Smith can, and she has just celebrated her 100th birthday at Nesbit House putting her long life down to ‘hard work.’
The incredible grandmother, who served in the Auxiliary Territorial Service during the Second World War, used to work at former department store Marshall & Snelgrove where she made the famous Royal’s items.
And she once met the late Queen Elizabeth II at a photoshoot during the war when the Queen was pictured changing a wheel.
Today, Violet says ‘everything’ has changed in her community but is always willing to adapt and is quite adept at using a mobile phone to chat to friends and family.
Violet has spent her recent years living in nearby Chelsfield Village with her family.