Family comes together for Marie’s 100th

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FOUR generations of the same family got together to celebrate a remarkable lady’s 100th birthday.

Marie Aske, who was born in Bridlington, lived in Scarborough between 1955 and 1963 before moving to the town permanently in 1971.

She was joined by her two daughters, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren at the centenary celebrations which took place at Ox Pasture Hall.

Marie’s daughter Paddy Bateson said: “The whole lunch went ever so well and my mother had a great time.

“She just kept saying ‘it’s lovely’ – she was thrilled to see all of her family together.

“We were also very happy with the venue and the way that they helped us with everything.”

Marie still lives independently in supported accommodation in Scarborough.

Along with husband Robert, who she married in 1939, she was an active member of Scalby Bowls Club, playing her last match when she was 90 years old.

“We’re all really proud of her and how independent she still is,” Paddy added.

Marie is set to celebrate her birthday all over again today, with a party for her and fellow residents at the supported accommodation block where she lives.

The family meal took place on Sunday, and Marie officially turned 100 on Monday.

She was born almost exactly a year after the reign of George V began.