Cake and sherry for Ada, 100

Ada Bull, Elm View Nursing Home, Huddersfield Road, Halifax is celebrating her 100th birthday.
Ada Bull, Elm View Nursing Home, Huddersfield Road, Halifax is celebrating her 100th birthday.

A LOCAL girl through-and-through, Ada Bull will celebrate her 100th birthday today.

Ada, who was born in Denholme, moved to Queensbury aged three and lived there for most of her life.

She worked at Mackintosh’s and after marrying Harold in 1936 they lived at the old Queen’s Head pub in Queensbury and often pulled on her leather jacket to ride Harold’s motorbike.

Ada later worked as a colour matcher at John Foster’s at Black Dyke Mills until retiring aged 64.

Ada now lives at Elm View nursing home, Huddersfield Road, Halifax. Her daughter-in-law Shirley, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will join her for cake and sherry. Niece Audrey and her husband Philip will come from Scarborough to enjoy the celebrations.

In 1993 Ada took her grandson Andrew on the journey of a lifetime on Concorde – which her husband had worked on – and still proudly holds on to her certificate documenting her trip from Leeds to London.

Son David said: “All the family are very proud. We’re pleased she’s made it to 100. It’s nice she has made it to this milestone.”