Annie reaches that milestone age of 100

Annie Walton of Elland, who celebrates her 100th birthday on August 10, 2013
Annie Walton of Elland, who celebrates her 100th birthday on August 10, 2013

Annie Walton will be celebrating when she reaches her 100th birthday.

Mrs Walton, who will hit the milestone tomorrow, was born and spent her early years in Claremount before the family moved to the Caddy Field and Trooper Lane area of Halifax.

On leaving school she worked as a seamstress before becoming a winder in the woollen industry. Annie met her husband Jack before the war. They married in 1941 at Halifax Parish Church, where Annie was a Sunday school teacher.

After the war the couple moved to Elland, where their daughter, Christine, was born. Jack died in 1973.

Annie said: “It was a different world I was born into, in some ways it was a better world, but it was hard for ordinary people, we had none of the labour saving devices people take for granted now, we worked long hours and had few holidays.”

She has three grand daughters and four great grandchildren with a fifth due to be born on her birthday. She will be having a tea party at Elland Working Men’s Club to celebrate her birthday.