Party planned for Irene

Irene Beevers, celebrates her 100th Birthday this week, St Winifred's Care Home, Rastrick.
Irene Beevers, celebrates her 100th Birthday this week, St Winifred's Care Home, Rastrick.

St Winifred’s Care Home resident Irene Beevers will celebrate her 100th birthday with a party on Saturday.

The Mayor of Calderdale, Coun Ann Martin, will be in attendance to join the celebrations.

Irene has a son and five grand-children, and was married to her husband Ronald for 40 years after meeting him as a pen pal when he was a desert rat in the army.

Her son Roger said: “They got married at Halifax Registry Office during dad’s two-day leave from the army. They lived in a part of West Vale called Little Bedlam.”

Irene was born in West Vale before she became a blanket weaver, and also lived in Lightcliffe before moving to the home in 2008.