Dolly's birthday party

  |  Published: Apr 1st 2014

Dolly Saville will be turning 100 years old on Saturday 19 April with a party being held in her honour at the Red Lion, Wendover. Dolly was born in Eton in the South of Buckinghamshire a few months before the outbreak of World War I. Dolly has been working at The Red Lion for over 76 years. During this time she has served behind the bar and has no problem adding up the orders or working out the change in her head. She has also turned her hand to the bedrooms, teas and reception work.


To celebrate this landmark occasion the Red Lion will be hosting a party on Saturday 19 April with four generations of Dolly’s family attending, along with local residents and Fullers employees. The day will be full of stalls to raise money for Dolly’s nominated charities as well as the Fullers dray horses, Griffin and Pride, there to give local children trips around the village. There are lots of surprises in store for Dolly to mark this special day.


Jane Bravey, Operations Manager for the Red Lion says: “Dolly is a fantastic asset to Fuller’s and the Red Lion and we are incredibly proud to have such a dedicated member of staff and friend in Dolly. She likes to do a good job and keep busy so she continues to work three shifts a week. If you have lunch or dinner at the Red Lion, she may well serve you so please say hello. She is a truly amazing lady and, in our eyes, a national treasure.”


Dolly was Local Face in the May 2002 edition of Wendover News.  To read the article click here

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