Celebrating 100 years!
Mrs. Alice Robinson, who is better known in St. Asaph as Rene, recently celebrated her 100th birthday and is pictured above receiving a bouquet of flowers from County Councillor Peter Scott, Deputy Chairman of Denbighshire County Council.
Mrs. Robinson is the widow of Dr. Robinson who served the people of the city for many years and was held in great affection.
Birthday celebrations were strictly a family affair and included her seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Born in Southport Mrs Robinson became a nurse in Liverpool during the blitz and met her doctor husband while working there. They married later and moved to St. Asaph in 1946 when Dr. Robinson became the local GP working out of Angorfa, Upper Denbigh Road, assisted by Mrs. Robinson.
Always active, Mrs. Robinson claims her longevity is the result of hard work and golf having been a long serving member of Denbigh Golf Club and twice Ladies Captain.
Despite having scored her century and received the traditional card of congratulation from Her Majesty The Queen, Mrs. Robinson maintains a keen interest in a wide range of topics and still holds a driving licence!
Topper Sailor Success
A talented young St. Asaph sailor , Matthew Stubbins is celebrating his selection to the Royal Yachting Association Cymru Wales National Topper Squad. Matthew, aged just twelve years, has only been sailing for just over a year and in 2016-17 won the age 12 category at three national Topper sailing events.
The elite squad, which aims to bridge the gap between club and Olympic sailing, selects just 18 of the country’s best sailors who attend weekend and residential training at camps around the country.
Matthew ia a pupil at Myddleton College, Denbigh.
Cycling For Ben
Wales’ Tour de France squad for next year?
Despite the weather deteriorating and a few technical issues on the way, the girls braved the conditions to raise money to buy Ben Rawlson a sporting prosthetic after losing his leg to cancer.
Thanks to the Bike Hub, Rhyl Harbour, for their assistance and making it possible for them to continue their ride from Prestatyn to Llandudno.
Big thank you to Jessica Hughes, Isobel Lloyd, Emily Carruthers, Rachel Roberts, Katie Rowlands and sister Katie who so far have raised in excess £500!