Century of love between Gladys and Lily

Pictured is Gladys Rushton celebrating her 100th Birthday at Haythorne Place,Shiregreen Lane,Shirgreen.Gladys is with her Great Great Grandaughter 5 months old Lily-Sue Booler
Pictured is Gladys Rushton celebrating her 100th Birthday at Haythorne Place,Shiregreen Lane,Shirgreen.Gladys is with her Great Great Grandaughter 5 months old Lily-Sue Booler
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A CENTURY of living separates 100-year-old Gladys Rushton from her five-month-old great-great-granddaughter Lily-Sue Booler.

Gladys was joined by three generations of her descendants to celebrate her special day in Sheffield.

Granddaughter Sharon Fenton, great-grandchildren Michaela Lee, 23, Desmond Lee, 28, and Natalie Booler, 30, and baby Lily-Sue all joined her for cake at Haythorne Place care home in Shiregreen.

The former chambermaid credits never smoking and rarely drinking for her long life - though she remains partial to the occasional tot of whisky, said Sharon.

Gladys was born in Mexborough, near Rotherham, in 1912. The eldest of eight children, she went on to marry husband Horace and have two children of her own, followed by three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and now three great-great-grandchildren.

Gladys, who spent most of her life in Page Hall, loved reading, knitting, baking, current affairs, and holidays in St Ives in Cornwall.

“We always joked she’d get her letter from the Queen - now she has!” said Sharon.