'Motor bike mad' Banbury area village resident celebrates 90th birthday
The residents of a Banbury area village gathered around a 90-year-old man - at a safe distance - to sing him happy birthday yesterday (Thursday April 2).
One of Aynho's oldest residents, Ted Sutton, missed out on a 90th birthday party due to health precautions, but he'll still be celebrating thanks to other villagers who've rallied around to sing happy birthday and bake him a special chocolate cake.
Ted, who with his wife Valerie has lived in Aynho for 56 years, has been a pillar of the local community for decades, serving as a parish councillor for 30 years, a trustee of the local almshouses and a school governor, among a raft village jobs and roles.
And when he's not helping others in Aynho, he'll be out on his vintage motor bike around the roads of Northamptonshire or making his annual trip to the Isle of Man TT Races where he has acted as a Marshall for many years.
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When there, he's not averse to slipping on his leathers and setting off around the TT circuit on 'Mad Sunday', a day when visitors to the island get a chance to test the race track.
Ted said: "Friends in the village have gone out of their way to make sure my 90th has been a pretty special day, despite the need for social distancing, so a big thank-you. I couldn't be more happy if I'd just beaten the track record in the TT."
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