Tea and Talk on 16th April was very special for us all. We were delighted to celebrate with our dear friend Edna, her 100th birthday – a truly wonderful achievement.
The hall was superbly decorated and tables beautifully set for a birthday party. We all enjoyed an afternoon tea, as well as chatting to our friends. Edna got chance to go round and talk to all her friends.
Edna was surprised to receive a visit from the then Lord Mayor, Councillor Joanne Dodds and her consort, Robert Dodds. The Lord Mayor gave Edna a present and card on behalf of Bradford Council.
A photographer from the Telegraph & Argus came and we were delighted to see Edna’s photograph in the paper a couple of days later.
Edna brought with her the card that she had received from HM the Queen. This took pride of place on a table with a birthday cake and a basket of flowers from her friends at Allerton Church.
The Lord Mayor chatted to Edna for a while, before we were entertained by the Huddersfield and Ripponden Brass Band, playing many tunes we knew and could sing along to.
Judith H, Allerton