Sheffield centenarian still partying at 100

A day in the life of the Lord Mayor of Sheffield Cllr Peter Rippon. Alongside his consort, Susan they visit Amy Roper celebratiing her 100th burthday at Southcroft on Psalter Lane
A day in the life of the Lord Mayor of Sheffield Cllr Peter Rippon. Alongside his consort, Susan they visit Amy Roper celebratiing her 100th burthday at Southcroft on Psalter Lane
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Sheffield great-grandmother Amy Roper might be 100 – but the former tram worker still enjoys a good party.

She celebrated in style with a colourful tea party styled around the Mardi Gras carnival – complete with fancy dress and special guest Coun Peter Rippon, Lord Mayor of Sheffield – at the Southcroft retirement apartments on Psalter Lane, Nether Edge.

Old pictures of  Amy Roper with husband Maurice who is celebrating her 100th birthday at Southcroft on Psalter Lane.

Old pictures of Amy Roper with husband Maurice who is celebrating her 100th birthday at Southcroft on Psalter Lane.

The mum-of-two, who grew up in Meersbrook, said: “I feel mostly the same as before really.

“The secret to a happy life is being kindly .”

Amy worked on the trams during World War Two, then in the Etam store, as well as helping to run a library service.

Her husband Maurice was a stereotyper for The Star and Sheffield Telegraph for 40 years – the couple had two children, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Son Martin Roper, aged 60,of Halfway, said: “If I asked her what her secret is she would say bread and dripping with salt on.

“She’s never drunk any alcohol or taken any medication, she’s always been quite active. We are very proud of her.”