Milestone date for Dora, 100

Dora Longbottom
Dora Longbottom

There were celebrations all round last week to mark a woman’s milestone birthday.

Dora Longbottom celebrated her 100th birthday last Wednesday and enjoyed spending time with friends and family to mark the special milestone.

“I had a lovely time and there were parties all through the week,” Dora said.

Born in Bexleyheath, Dora spent her formative in years in London, where her father was stationed during the Great War.

When Dora was five, her family moved to Copley - the village where she would spend the next 45 years and build a life with her husband and children.

During the Second World War, Dora contributed to the war effort by taking in an evacuee while her husband served abroad.

Following the war, Dora spent 32 years working at overall manufacturers Wood Harris, where she worked in the finishing department.

She also saw her family grow and she now has grandchildren, great-grandchildren and two great-great-grand children.

Since retiring at the age of 68, Dora has played an active part in her community - she has attended Salem Methodist Church for 40 years, enjoyed dance classes and arts and crafts, and has spent many years attending shows performed by the Halifax Thespians. When asked for her tips for a long life, Dora said: “Just keep as busy as you can.”