Black Country birthday girls celebrating turning 100 and 101

By Jordan Reynolds | Tipton | News | Published:

A Tipton care home had two reasons to celebrate as Betty Weston and Olive Hobbs turned 101 and 100, two days apart.

Betty Weston and Olive Hobbs from Ryland View Care Home, Tipton, have celebrated their 101st and 100th birthdays

Ryland View Nursing Home in Arnhem Way threw a birthday party for residents, staff and families on Thursday, to celebrate Olive's birthday that day and Betty's birthday on Saturday.

Olive, a great-grandmother-of-six, was a district nurse in the Sandwell for a number of years while she lived at Great Bridge before moving into the nursing home.

Her daughter-in-law, Brenda Hobbs, said: "Olive is a very nice lady, very caring, and she loves her grandchildren, her face lights up when they come to see her.

"She used to love caravanning too with her husband Clifford before he passed away."

Betty and Olive with staff from Ryland View Care Home

Trevor Young, Betty's son, said they held another celebration for the great-grandmother-of-seven on the Saturday. He said: "She was born in Birmingham and then lived in Great Barr, she had various jobs but she was mainly a waitress for most of her life, she really enjoyed that.

"She loved cooking and waiting on people.

"She's very happy-go-lucky, loves drinking sherry and going to the local working men's club.


"She's a friendly person and she loves company and a good knees-up.

"She really enjoyed her parties."

The pair celebrated with party food and were entertained by a singer on Thursday and were presented with flowers.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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