Joyce celebrates a century

PUBLISHED: 19:00 10 May 2018

Mrs Joyce Hinton celebrating her 100th birthday, with her card from the Queen.

Mrs Joyce Hinton celebrating her 100th birthday, with her card from the Queen.

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A Winscombe woman who met Hitler during a school trip is celebrating her 100th birthday.

Mrs Joyce Hinton celebrating her 100th birthday, with her card from the Queen.Mrs Joyce Hinton celebrating her 100th birthday, with her card from the Queen.

Joyce Hinton, née Boothroyd, travelled the world with her husband Dick after they retired.

But she says the ‘most interesting’ thing she has done is see Hitler when she went on a student tour of Germany in 1933.

She said: “We climbed up to Hitler’s house. He was standing on the edge of his lawn and we were filing past him. He was in civilian clothes and his black eyes were very piercing. The next day we saw Goebbels when we went to a park nearby. He had come to do some fishing.”

Joyce met Dick at Bristol University and they had three children. They taught at Sidcot School and were both involved with scout and guide groups.

Mrs Joyce Hinton celebrating her 100th birthday, with her card from the Queen.Mrs Joyce Hinton celebrating her 100th birthday, with her card from the Queen.

Joyce was give the highest award in guiding – the oak leaf award – to recognise her commitment to the movement.

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