Special celebrations for Betty on 106th birthday

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Morrison, one of Tameside’s oldest residents, was in sparkling form as she celebrated her 106th birthday.

Betty and daughter Doreen

There was a special gathering of family, friends and residents at Meridian Healthcare’s Millbrook residential care home where she has celebrity status.

Tameside Civic Mayor Cllr Joyce Bowerman and her consort husband Fred also popped by to offer their congratulations.

Activities co-ordinator Abby Parker explained Betty joins in with armchair aerobics, bubble painting balloon tennis and games of Connect4.

And she added Betty likes nothing more than bursting into song while also having a dry sense of humour.

Daughter Doreen, a mere 73, added her mother still enjoys playing dominoes and also watching snooker on television.

Betty receives a birthday card from Katie Louise and a visit from Tameside Civic Mayor Cllr Joyce Bowerman and her consort Fred

Betty lived at home in Demesne Drive, Stalybridge, until she was 104 with the support provided by her family that comprises five daughters, 13 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 25 great-great grandchildren.

She was born in 1911, the same year that the RMS Titanic was launched and suffragettes stormed Parliament.

Though originally from Stockport, where she worked in the weaving sheds at local mills, Betty moved to Stalybridge in 1982 to be closer to family.


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