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Milestone for Sheffield’s ‘lovely lady’ Ida

Ida Naylor celebrates her 100th birthday with the Lord Mayor, relatives and staff at Lea Hyrst care home

Ida Naylor celebrates her 100th birthday with the Lord Mayor, relatives and staff at Lea Hyrst care home

RELATIVES came from far and wide as a Sheffield great grandmother celebrated her 100th birthday.

Lord Mayor Coun John Campbell also attended the party for Ida Naylor, at Lea Hyrst Care Home, Upperthorpe.

Ida has been a resident at the home since 2008, having previously lived in Netherthorpe and earlier in the Parson Cross area, where she brought up her four children.

One of her sons, former submariner James, had come up to Sheffield from Poole, Dorset, for the party accompanied by his wife Ann and their son, Peter, who lives in Northern Ireland.

James said: “My mum used to be a cutler at Hiram Wilde’s and later worked as a home help for the council.

“She lived most of her life around the Parson Cross area.

“The birthday celebration and Mayor’s visit surprised her enormously and she really enjoyed it.”

Ida was married to former coal miner James, who died in 1980 aged 70.

She met him when she lodged at his parents’ home as a young woman.

Anne Bradshaw, deputy manager at Lea Hyrst, said: “We had a buffet and drinks and Ida had lots of flowers.

“She is a lovely lady and although she now has dementia, she is always walking about on her frame and taking part in activities at our home such as chairobics.

“She doesn’t look 100 at all.”

 

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