Gladys marks her milestone day in style

Gladys Allen celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by friends, family and, of course, a special card from the Queen.

Gladys, of Boothtown, turned 100 on April 29 and enjoyed a number of celebrations with family to mark the milestone date.

And in a party held at Higgins Close Day Centre, Gladys enjoyed a visit from Mayor of Calderdale Pat Allen who presented her with a bouquet of flowers.

Gladys was born in Harrogate in 1915 and moved to Halifax in the early 1950s when she got married.

She has lived in Boothtown since moving to Halifax and has now become the oldest patient at Boothtown Surgery, who also sent her a card to mark her special day.

Gladys’ daughter Kathryn said Gladys always loved crosswords and books and has lived an active life - often going to reading groups, attending anything going on at local churches and, in her 80s, even joining a computer course which was run in conjunction with Calderdale College.