Friday, January 29, 2010

Mrs Connie Brown MBE 1907-2010

Most of Pembroke turned out this afternoon to pay last respects to Connie Brown, whose fame as the oldest working lady in the country is legendary. Brown's Fish and Chips is part of Pembroke, part of our history.
I had the good fortune to interview Connie. She told me that the proudest moment in her long life was meeting the Queen in 1998 to receive the MBE -but she was a very modest lady who "couldn't understand what all the fuss was about".
"I'll always work" she said and so she did right up to the end, at the amazing age of 102. Pembroke won't quite be the same without her, I think we all feel her loss.

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