ELSIE Scott was delighted to get a special card from The Queen, as well as a telegram from the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith MP, in time for her 100th birthday.
She moved into the Santralla Care Home in Scarborough towards the end of last year, after living on the Barrowcliff estate for the past 72 years, and several generations of her family travelled to Scarborough to help her celebrate.
Her son Colin Scott, 72, now lives in Wakefield and said Elsie had enjoyed seeing everyone. He added: “She had a terrific time – she had all her friends there. She was singing to everyone. She liked all the cards and the presents.”
He said that among the family group were two of her grandchildren, three great grandchildren and a granddaughter-in-law.
Colin said that his mother was still settling into her new surroundings. “She’ll never settle, because she still wants to go home, but she is settling in nicely,” he said.
A former neighbour and friend, local ward councillor Bill Chatt, has known Elsie for the past 25 years and added his congratulations. He said: “I’m really pleased that she’s got to 100-years-old. She lived independently for all those years and I wish her well.”