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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Surprise, surprise for May as she turns 80

By Esther hayden

Nancy, May, Paddy and Kathleen Pitman celebrating May's 80th birthday in the Sailing Cot recently. May was home on holidays when sister Nancy organised the surprise bash.
Nancy, May, Paddy and Kathleen Pitman celebrating May's 80th birthday in the Sailing Cot recently. May was home on holidays when sister Nancy organised the surprise bash.

There were plenty of celebrations in the Sailing Cot recently as 80-year-old May Pitman celebrated her milestone birthday.

May who was home from Scotland to visit her extended family was overwhelmed when she walked into the Sailing Cot for what was supposed to be a quiet drink to see so many of her family and friends there to wish her well.

May turned 80 earlier in the year and had a birthday bash over there but when she was home her sister Nancy decided to surprise her with a well planned party.

'She had no idea', said Nancy. 'I couldn't go over to Scotland earlier for her actual birthday because I was sick and suffering from bad health. But when she came over I decided that she deserved another party.'

The Pitmans who are originally from Maudlintown were out in force to wish May a very happy birthday and were joined by siblings Kathleen and Paddy. Nancy thanked everyone for coming to the party and said May had a great surprise.

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