Titanic birthday celebration for 100-year-old Sheffield lady Hilda

Hilda Broadhead celebrated her 100th birthday with a visit from the Lord Mayor of Sheffield Cllr Sylvia Dunkley and lunch with family and friend at the Parish Church of St Oswalds
Hilda Broadhead celebrated her 100th birthday with a visit from the Lord Mayor of Sheffield Cllr Sylvia Dunkley and lunch with family and friend at the Parish Church of St Oswalds
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SHE was born the day after the Titanic sank – and, 100 years on, Hilda Broadhead is still going strong.

Hilda marked her 100th birthday with a party for friends and family at St Oswald’s Church, Bannerdale Road, Sheffield, where she attends a regular lunch club.

About 70 members of the club gathered for a special lunch, and Coun Sylvia Dunkley, Lord Mayor of Sheffield, even paid Hilda a visit after she received her telegram from the Queen.

Hilda used to live in Totley, but moved to near St Oswald’s about four years ago.

Merelina Edeson, who runs the club, said pals ‘pulled out all the stops’ for Hilda.

She said: “There can’t be many people still alive who were born when the Titanic went down.”

Hilda has a son, Roger, and daughter, Pat, as well as granddaughters Katy and Lucy and a great-granddaughter, Abigail.