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Edna Hall celebrates her 100th birthday
7:55am Saturday 9th March 2013 in News
A GREAT great grandmother who has celebrated her 100th birthday credits her family as the secret to her long life, writes Niamh Hamill.
Friends and relatives gathered for a party at Abbeyfield House, Dringhouses, York, yesterday to toast Edna Hall, who has been a resident at the sheltered home since it opened in 1998.
Mrs Hall was born at her parents’ house in Sutton-in-Ashfield, on Saturday, March 8, 1913.
Mrs Hall left school at the age of 13 to work in the local stocking factory alongside her mother after her father refused to let her go to grammar school when she had received an offer.
She married Bill, a former head teacher at Outwood Secondary School, in 1948 when she was 23. They had three children – Robert, who turns 75 today, Wendy, 72, and Chris, 60. Mr Hall died in 2003.
Mrs Hall also has eight grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.
Mrs Hall who had an older brother Frank, says the secret to her long life was all down to “a wonderful husband and family being around her.”
Mrs Hall will also be celebrating with a party tonight with friends.