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Nelson Green celebrating his 90th birthday - at work.
Nelson Green celebrating his 90th birthday - at work.

Nelson Green was celebrating his 90th birthday – with colleagues at F Pennington and Son Ltd at Holbeach where he had worked for 30 years, at that time packing flowers.

Nelson, of Fishpond Lane, Holbeach, began his career with F Pennington and Son Ltd doing various jobs on the farm, such as ploughing and sacking up potatoes. He explained he had had a farm of his own down the road which he had given up aged 60.