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Afternoon tea to celebrate Hilda’s 100th birthday

Hilda Travis, 100 years old. Picture taken at the Woodlands Care Home, Mirfield, and pictured with carer Jayne Aisgbonhi.
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Hilda Travis, 100 years old. Picture taken at the Woodlands Care Home, Mirfield, and pictured with carer Jayne Aisgbonhi. d320c406

A Lightcliffe woman has celebrated her 100th birthday with afternoon tea with family and residents.

Hilda Travis was born in Lightcliffe on February 13 1914 and attended Lightcliffe CofE School until she was 14-years-old. After leaving school she met her husband Victor while working at T F Firths carpets at Bailiff Bridge.

The couple married in 1936 and had two children, two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and even a great-great-grandchild before Mr Travis died in 1988.

She had lived independently until she was 94-years-old and after a spell in hospital joined Woodlands Care Home, Mirfield, in 2009 where she has been well looked after since.

She used to enjoy reading and socialising.

Kelly Hopkinson, activity department manager at the home, said: “Hilda is our oldest resident she is full of life and has an amazing character.

“It is a pleasure to listen to her stories about her life.

“We celebrated Hilda’s birthday by holding an afternoon tea with some members of her family and other residents.

“They made her a beautiful cake and bought her a massive bunch of flowers, she also had her lovely card from the Queen.”

 
 
 

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