Hundredth birthday to remember for Ida

Ida Pollitt, of Balby, celebrates her 100th birthday. She is pictured with l-r grandaughter Jane Holmes and daughter Rose Sarson. Picture: Marie Caley D1855MC
Ida Pollitt, of Balby, celebrates her 100th birthday. She is pictured with l-r grandaughter Jane Holmes and daughter Rose Sarson. Picture: Marie Caley D1855MC

A GREAT-great-grandmother has celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by the family and friends.

Ida Pollitt was overwhelmed by visitors to the home of her eldest daughter Rose Sarson, 74, in Balby Road, Balby, where she has been living for over two years.

Ida also lived in Dunscroft and Stainforth. She was married to Edward who died aged 68.

Keeping mum-of-two Ida young at heart are her six grandchildren, six great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Ida, who used to be a greengrocer and delivered to farms, was joined by several family members for a meal at Punches Hotel in Bawtry Road, Bessacarr, on her birthday.

But with popular Ida having so many people wanting to celebrate her centenary, she also ate out with more family at Woodfield Farm, in Bullrush Grove, Balby.