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Shafton Lady Celebrates 100th Birthday

Monday January 28 2013




A LADY who was given just three days to live at 94-years-old has celebrated her 100th birthday.

Elsie Mary Holmes was told she had only days to live by doctors six years ago, after she was diagnosed with a perforated bowel.

Elsie, from Shafton, put that behind her as she celebrated at a party with family and friends on Saturday.

Originally from Derbyshire, Elsie has spent most of her life in Royston.

Her granddaughter, Joan Calton, who cared for Elsie for three years after she was diagnosed, said: "She's a remarkable woman. She's never drank and never smoked and even now she is so independent. Nothing ever gets her down - she's such a strong woman."

Elsie also received a visit from Barnsley Mayor Dorothy Higginbottom on Monday, who presented the birthday girl with a bouquet of flowers. 

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Reply Posted by alison on Monday January 28 2013 at 12:23
awww congrats hun hope you have many more great years x

Reply Posted by Wendy on Wednesday January 30 2013 at 15:13
Good job they didn't put her on Liverpool Care Pathway - at least i am guessing they didn't well done Elsie xxx

Reply Posted by Aunt Hilder on Thursday January 31 2013 at 07:29
Happy bithday.........HAPPY BIRTHDAY.........oh never mind.

Reply Posted by dawn on Friday February 1 2013 at 20:23
What a lovely article to read Elsie Happy Birthday and many more healthy and happy ones to follow x

Reply Posted by AGE UK TRAINING on Saturday February 2 2013 at 08:40
Happy Birthday from everyone at age uk