Century celebrations for true Northampton native

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Celebrations were in full swing at Collingtree Park care home at the weekend as one of its residents reached her centenary in style. Florence Davis, better known at ‘Betty’ was joined by staff and fellow residents to receive her extra special 100th birthday cake created by Chef Jennifer Briggs.

On seeing the cake beautiful birthday girl Betty said: I’ve never had a cake like this before and I shall remember it forever.”

Betty is a true Northampton native having lived in the house she was born in until June this year. She spent all of her working life, with the exception of the war, at the Co-op office in the town. An avid traveller in her younger years, Betty is a true 'sun-lover' who has enjoyed many trips across Europe, America and Japan.

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Sadly, Betty's vision is now impaired however this never holds her back from trying something new, she continues to throw herself into the many activities on offer at Collingtree Park care home where she now resides.

Betty's Cuts into Her Centenary in StyleBetty's Cuts into Her Centenary in Style
Betty's Cuts into Her Centenary in Style

On her birthday; Sunday 1st October Betty attended a super party with her family and close relations in Grendon, Northamptonshire where she was treated to her favourite lunch; roast beef and Yorkshire puds!

Betty said: “I’ve had a fabulous day, I can’t wait to do it all again next year.”

Nikki Allen, General Manager of Barchester Collingtree Park added: “We’re delighted to be celebrating a truly remarkable women as she reaches this amazing milestone. Betty is such a popular resident who brightens our home on a daily basis. We wish her all the very best as she breaks into her next century.”