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Katie gets a telegram from the Queen

Katie Cole celebrates her 100th birthday with a glass of 'bubbly' with the Mayor of Calderdale Pat Allen at her Halifax care home Pellon Care Centre

Katie Cole celebrates her 100th birthday with a glass of 'bubbly' with the Mayor of Calderdale Pat Allen at her Halifax care home Pellon Care Centre

A 100-year-old Halifax care home resident celebrated her birthday with a telegram from the Queen and a party with family, friends and the Mayor of Calderdale.

Katie Cole, who turned 100 on July 8, was joined by her two sons Michael, 72, and Stephen, 64, their wives, grandchildren James, Nicholas, Benjamin, Bethany, and three great-grandchildren.

Katie was widowed four-years-ago when her husband Harold, who also lived past 100, died.

They wed in 1939 at a Huddersfield church and shortly after moved to Halifax.

Harold and Katie were the landlord and landlady of The Manor House pub, Southowram, for 20 years after taking over in the 1960s.

Son Stephen said his parents were a well known and loved couple in Southowram.

Stephen said: “For both my parents to have met and lived in the War years, live to see 100 and married for 71 years - it’s fantastic.”

Mayor of Calderdale Pat Allen said: “It’s wonderful to meet Katie - to reach 100 is a tremendous achievement.”

Pellon Care Centre held a special 1940s party to celebrate.

 

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