Triple party for Sheffield’s Dorothy, aged 100

Dorothy Davis with a card from the Lord Mayor for her 100th birthday. Picture: Andrew Roe
Dorothy Davis with a card from the Lord Mayor for her 100th birthday. Picture: Andrew Roe
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A Sheffield woman has marked her 100th birthday with a triple celebration.

Dorothy Davis, of Chapel Lodge care home, Chapeltown, was visited by Lord Mayor Coun Peter Rippon in recognition of her milestone birthday.

She also enjoyed a party with family and friends, as well as a third celebration with the care home residents.

Dorothy’s daughter-in-law, Lynda Davis, said: “It was lovely. The Lord Mayor came on the Friday before, then she spent the actual day at the home and we had a party at lunchtime for family and friends.

“There was then another party at 4.30pm for the residents but by that time she was tired and had gone to bed - so everybody went into her room to sing happy birthday!”

Dorothy was born in Sheffield on March 21, 1915.

She attended Carbrook School and spent the majority of her working life at Cole Brothers, which later became John Lewis, making such items as curtains and cushion covers.

In 1941, Dorothy married her husband, Bill Davis, and they had three children - Richard, Rebecca and Tim.

Dorothy also has four grandchildren - Niamh, Noah, Aren and Isobel.

Lynda said: “They always liked gardening, especially roses.

“Bill used to have an allotment and they had roses in the garden at home.”

The couple lived on the Littledale estate and enjoyed taking their golden labrador for walks.

Bill died in 1985 and Dorothy moved to Chapel Lodge last June.

She has always enjoyed spending lots of time with her family and reading.

Lynda said: “She’s never really told us the secret to a long life but I suspect it’s just no major vices.

“Her father lived to be over 90 so I guess it’s in the genes.”