A WHITBY woman has celebrated her 100th birthday.
Elizabeth Thomas, of Silverbirch Way, Whitby, marked her centenary yesterday, Tuesday, April 20.
Elizabeth, known as Betty to her friends, marked the occasion with a party for 80 family and friends at the Orchard Suites, Chester Road, Ellesmere Port.
Betty has three children, five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
She has lived in Ellesmere Port for most of her life, having moved from Liverpool with her father when she was a baby.
She married Jeff Dunn and had three children, Jim, Jacqueline and John.
Granddaughter Andrea said: “Betty is very proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.”
During her working life Betty was a cook at Cambridge Road Primary School as well as working in the canteen at Robertson Thane and as a cook at Cabot Carbon until she retired.
Later in life, after the death of her first husband, Betty married Tommy Thomas and was welcomed into another close family.
Andrea said: “She has a love of dancing and spends many happy times at Wolverham, Flatt Lane and the Conservative Club where she has met many dear friends.
“She enjoys bingo at the Shell Club and meeting her friends.
“We would like to wish her a very happy birthday from all the family.”