Belper woman celebrates turning 100

Sylvia, with daughter Irene and Irene's cousin, Mandy Bull.
Sylvia, with daughter Irene and Irene's cousin, Mandy Bull.

Sylvia received a birthday card from the Queen and a visit from a Buddy Holly tribute act

Sylvia Irene Winson celebrated turning 100 on Sunday 24 November.

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At the Belper Views Care Home, Sylvia was joined by friends and family to mark the special occasion with performances from a Buddy Holly tribute act.

Sylvia was born on 24 November 1919 in Ilkeston. Her father was a police officer and the family were uprooted to Belper, where Sylvia still lives.

Sylvia worked at a cleaners in Duffield and as a winder at Belper Mill.

She met Albert in the early 1940s and together they had a daughter Irene.

Sylvia has three grandsons, Martin, Steven and Matthew as well as two great-grandchildren, Marcus and Lydia.

Irene Hallsworth, Sylvia’s daughter, said: “The party was brilliant, it went very well and was enjoyed by all.”