Hospital party for Alf’s 100th

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A SCARBOROUGH man celebrated his 100th birthday with his daughter and son-in-law who had travelled all the way from Florida.

Alf Scholes, who was in Scarborough Hospital’s Beech ward following a fall, was treated to a party by staff and was delighted to receive his telegram from the Queen.

He was visited by around 40 people including family, friends and hospital workers.

His daughter Chris McCready said: “They have been absolutely great with him. Everyone has been top notch and he had a great day.

“He really perked up on his birthday and his face when he opened his telegram was wonderful. He was a very happy camper!”

Mr Scholes is originally from Garton on the Wolds, near Driffield, and lived for a number of years at Bickley, near Langdale End.

He worked as a shepherd for many years and continued to work on farms for most of his life. He also had a spell working for the Forestry Commission.

His daughter said: “He’s always been a hard working, country man. Everyone knows him and likes him.

“He’s always been a good dad and has always liked helping others.”

Mr Scholes has three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Until recently he had been living in warden-controlled accommodation at Glaves Close in Ayton and will shortly be moving to a care home.