A landmark day for social butterfly Wyn

Wyn Edwards from Belper celebrated her 100th birthday on Friday.
Wyn Edwards from Belper celebrated her 100th birthday on Friday.

A Belper woman celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by her close relatives, some of whom had travelled from around the country.

Wyn Edwards celebrated her landmark birthday on Monday.

The grandmother of seven and great-grandmother of 11 marked the milestone with a special meal with her daughter Anne and son-in-law Roy, who she lives with, alongside other relatives who had travelled from as far away as London.

The bells of St Peter’s Church in Belper also rang a special ‘quarter peal’ to commemorate Wyn’s birthday, with her granddaughter Beth travelling up from London especially to take part in the service.

Born in Coventry, Wyn was married to Bill, who passed away aged 57 in 1972.

She settled in Belper in 1980 and originally worked as a secretary at Rowan House from the age of 65 until she retired five years later.

However, despite stopping work Wyn remained active and still does to this day - with daughter Anne confessing her mother still keeps a busy social calendar.

Anne told the Belper News: “She still keeps very busy.

“She’s probably got a busier social life than me!

“She’s been President of Belper WI and Group Convenor, a guide at North Mill and a member of Our Lady’s Leisure Group.

“She was also founder of her own book group, and she is still quite active getting about on her electric scooter from our central location.”

Wyn received a birthday telegram from the Queen as part of her centenary celebrations, and instead of asking for presents she opted to ask for donations to Sight Support Derby.