Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Your Big Event

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Your Big Event

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90-year-old Isabelle (Betty) Barclay of HC-One's Park House Care Home in Guisborough, Redcar and Cleveland, celebrated her 22nd birthday this month. Betty was born on 29th February 1928 - a leap year, so has only had 22 'real' birthdays. Betty attributes her long life to keeping active and surrounding herself with her wonderful family. She is always the first one to join in with the activities and always tries to encourage and support the other residents This photo shows the president of Middlesbrough Erimus Rotary Club, standing, introducing the guest speaker Bryan Sandforth seated on his right. Bryan Sandford gave an excellent presentation on aspects of the Spice Road which included the impact of European rulers such as Henry VIII, Isabella, Ferdinand and Charles 1. The devastating impact of conquest on local populations such as by Christopher Columbus in the West Indies and the opening of the eastern routes by explorers such as Vasco Da Gama, whose voyage to India in 1497 to 1499 was the first ocean route link between the Europe and the Orient. …

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