CENTENARIAN Betty Hudson celebrated her 100th birthday with a party at the Sheffield care home where she lives.
Family and friends joined Betty on her big day at The Laurels and The Limes Care Home, on Manchester Road.
Balloons, cake and an entertainer provided the celebratory atmosphere for the partygoers. Singer Keeley May performed some of Betty’s favourite songs, getting residents and visitors on their feet dancing.
Born in Sheffield on 6th August 1919, Betty has spent almost her entire life in the city, living in Heeley and Millhouses.
She married Harry Hudson at Millhouses Methodist Church in 1942, with whom she has three daughters, Yvonne, Elaine and Daphne.
Betty’s first job was as an assistant at a now closed shop called Beecrofts, on West Street.
During the Second World War, she worked at RAF Harrogate, in the Air Ministry Unit. The unit’s main role at the time was to carry out recruit training for the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force.
After the War, she focused on raising her daughters. She is a keen bird watcher and likes animals, including her beloved pet poodle Nicky.
Betty moved into The Laurels in May 2018 and is regularly visited by her family.
Louise Spooner is the home manager at The Laurels, a dedicated facility offering specialist dementia care.
She said: “Betty and her fellow residents at The Laurels had a lovely afternoon celebrating her 100th birthday.
“Thank you to Keeley for entertaining us, with air guitars and the Hokey Cokey all adding to the party atmosphere.”