International party for 100 year old Alice

Alice Midgley celebrates her 100th birthday.
Alice Midgley celebrates her 100th birthday.

Friends and family travelled from across the globe to be with birthday girl Alice Midgley.

The centenarian celebrated at Mytholmroyd Community Centre with dozens of loved ones and two birthday cakes.

Family members made their way from Australia, Canada, Portsmouth and Durham to be at the event.

Ms Midgley was born in Booth in 1913.

She never married and has lived with her family her whole life in the hamlet near Luddenden Foot.

They lived on Booth Farm initially and Alice went to work in a nearby mill before the family moved to Long Riggin Farm where she lived with four sisters and a brother.

Betty Midgley, Alice’s niece, said: “She had a fabulous time with friends and family around her.

“It went very well with loads of people there - she lapped up the attention but couldn’t believe it was all for her. There was a card from the Queen, two birthday cakes - one with 100 little flowers on it.

“She is such a very very lovely woman and doesn’t seem to have slowed down too much.”