The resident of a Newcastle care home has celebrated her 102nd birthday in style surrounded by family and friends.
Betty Hall has lived at Kenton Hall Care Home, in Kenton Lane, since September 2020.
She worked, making aeroplane parts, at Vickers Armstrong, which famously is mentioned in the Geordie anthem, The Blaydon Races.
At her birthday party, which was attended by her son Peter, she was showered with cards, gifts, flowers, and balloons, and received a card from the Queen.
Home manager Steve Robson said: “Betty is a much-loved member of the Kenton Hall family, and it was a real honour to host a party to mark the incredible milestone of her 102nd birthday.
“She has had an interesting life having worked at one of Tyneside’s most iconic firms and loved to dance and swim in her spare time.
“Betty has made many new friends since moving to Kenton Hall, where she enjoys taking part in events and activities organised by staff at the home.
“She is an inspiration to us all.”
Betty says her secret to a long life is ‘good food and good company.’