A woman who grew up in Bedlington and today lives in Australia recently celebrated her 100th birthday.
Hilda Pearson, born on May 29, 1917, completed her schooling at about the age of 14 and left to do domestic work further south.
This money was sent home to help the family – her parents were John and Abigail Worn and she had two sisters, Emma and Rachael, and two brothers, Stanley and Sidney. Her father was a coal miner.
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