It’s been a century for Kath

Kath Langley pictured celebrating her 100th birthday at Bolton Hall care home.  Picture: Marie Caley S0165MC
Kath Langley pictured celebrating her 100th birthday at Bolton Hall care home. Picture: Marie Caley S0165MC
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KATHLEEN Langley shared in the recent Queen’s Jubilee celebrations - and on Sunday the Queen shared Kath’s hundredth birthday, with a telegram.

There is a further royal link for Kathleen, as she shares her birth date of June 10 with the Duke of Edinburgh.

Bolton Hall Care Home resident Kathleen was born in 1912, the year of the sinking of the Titanic, when George V was on the throne. She worked as a seamstress for Parkgate company Edwards’ from her early teens.

Born in London, Kathleen moved to Rawmarsh as a child with her family then began married life at Bolton. She had a long courtship as she refused to wed her late husband, Kilnhurst miner Joseph Langley, until they had saved £100 - and it took them ten years!

The couple had one son Michael, and Kathleen has a grandson Mark. A party for family and friends took place on Sunday, organised by Hall staff. Activities co-ordinator Donna Dunkley, 33, said: “I have never met a more lovely lady than Kath. She enjoys her sherry and adores chocolate and biscuits.”