A huge gathering for Rhoda’s birthday

Rhoda Joseph celebrating her 85th birthday with some of her grandchildren.     Back row left to right: Holly Whitehouse, Amy Maidwell, Kelly Hawkins, Sarah Mooney, Darren Joseph, Natalie Mooney, Dave Richer, Joanne Cripps, Michelle Mooney, Danny Mooney, Connor Mooney, Alex Whitehouse, George Joseph. Front row left to right: Harry Murray, Adrian Joseph, Billy Mooney, Rebecca Joseph, Kerry Joseph.
Rhoda Joseph celebrating her 85th birthday with some of her grandchildren. Back row left to right: Holly Whitehouse, Amy Maidwell, Kelly Hawkins, Sarah Mooney, Darren Joseph, Natalie Mooney, Dave Richer, Joanne Cripps, Michelle Mooney, Danny Mooney, Connor Mooney, Alex Whitehouse, George Joseph. Front row left to right: Harry Murray, Adrian Joseph, Billy Mooney, Rebecca Joseph, Kerry Joseph.
Dr John Steadman, archivist of Portsmouth History Centre based at Portsmouth Central Library     Picture:  Malcolm Wells

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Rhoda Joseph was surrounded by her family and friends when she celebrated her 85th birthday.

A surprise party was thrown for Rhoda, from Paulsgrove, who had originally been told she was going to watch a charity haircut.

Rhoda has nine children, 29 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She had a great day watching all the children play party games.

n Pictured, back row left to right: Holly Whitehouse, Amy Maidwell, Kelly Hawkins, Sarah Mooney, Darren Joseph, Natalie Mooney, Dave Richer, Joanne Cripps, Michelle Mooney, Danny Mooney, Connor Mooney, Alex Whitehouse, George Joseph. Front row left to right: Harry Murray, Adrian Joseph, Rhoda, Billy Mooney, Rebecca Joseph, Kerry Joseph.