Buffer Girl Flo happy to shine on

Surrounded by staff fromMidhurst Residential Home Florence Hughes celebrates her 100th birthday
Surrounded by staff fromMidhurst Residential Home Florence Hughes celebrates her 100th birthday
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THERE’S only one way to celebrate a landmark birthday, and that’s surrounded by your family and friends.

So more than 30 members of family were on hand to help Florence Hughes mark her 100th year, along with staff at the Midhurst residential home in Foxhill where Florence has lived since last year.

Florence is a Sheffielder born and bred, and was brought up in Pitsmoor.

She started her working life at the Co-op restaurant before going on to become one of the city’s famous Buffer Girls, working in the cutlery industry until she was 65.

She married husband Bill, who worked for Sheffield’s Electricity Board, in 1939 and the couple had one son, Peter.

He, along with wife Val, organised the party that became a major family gathering for three generations of nieces and nephews – complete with Flo’s telegram from the Queen.

“Mum’s doing very well and she is very settled at Midhurst,” said Peter. “We were very pleased so many people wanted to come along and join her on this very special day.”