VIP guest for centenarian

Lily Greenwood celebrates her 100th birthday with Lord mayor of Sheffield Cllr Talib Hussain
Lily Greenwood celebrates her 100th birthday with Lord mayor of Sheffield Cllr Talib Hussain
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A VIP visit from the Lord Mayor of Sheffield made a sprightly 100-year-old’s birthday.

Lily Greenwood, who has lived at the Dale Wood View Care home in Woodseats for the last three years, partied with residents and relatives, to mark her big day.

Born Lily Sheldon, she lived at Attercliffe Common with her little sister Madge Sheldon and her aunt Bertha and uncle Sydney after her mother Mary died giving birth to Madge.

Lily and Madge had three other brothers and sisters - Reginald, Irene and Leslie - but the siblings were separated following their mum’s death and the boys went to London.

Lily attended Springvale House Open High School for ‘delicate’ people with heart problems and later met her husband Harold Greenwood, in Woolworths at Attercliffe.

They married when Lily was 21 and during the Second World War Lily worked for Prudential Insurance as a collector.

She gave up work for a short time when she had her children Pauline and Peter but later worked for scrap metal dealer Tommy Ward until she retired at the age of 60.

At her party, attended by her family, the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Coun Talib Hussein presented Lily with a birthday card and entertainment was provided by singer Stevie Moore.

Dale Wood View receptionist Rebecca Fletcher, said: “Lily had an amazing 100th birthday.”