Celebrating a century

Lily Davidson celebrates her 100th birthday.
Lily Davidson celebrates her 100th birthday.
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FAMILY and friends gathered this week as a north Northumberland woman celebrated her 100th birthday.

Elizabeth ‘Lily’ Davidson, who now lives in Abbeyfield House care home in Alnwick, has spent nearly her whole life in north Northumberland.

She was born in 1912 in Meldon, near Morpeth, ‘a nice quiet place’, before moving to Thropton where she has been more or less ever since, apart from a brief period when she lived in Newcastle.

She worked as a music teacher in Rothbury and eventually became deputy headteacher.

And on Monday, the mother of one, grandmother of three and great grandmother of three had a ‘lovely day’ as she celebrated the milestone with family members and other residents.

Entertainment was provided by Wooler Ecumenical Choir, who sang at the event.

But anyone looking for longevity tips will be disappointed.

“There’s no secret,” said Lily. “You just get on with it.”