An Alnwick grandmother and former fashion shop boss celebrates her 100th birthday in lockdown

Alnwick resident Audrey Hiftle has reached 100 not out!

Thursday, 2nd April 2020, 6:06 pm
Updated Tuesday, 7th April 2020, 12:01 am

She celebrated the milestone birthday at Hillcrest Care Home – with a card from the Queen taking pride of place.

Susan Machin, care home manager, said: “She was delighted to receive her card from the Queen and has had a lovely day.

“With the home closed up and no family able to visit, we thought it would be nice for her friends to see her online at least.”

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Audrey Hiftle celebrates 100th birthday.

Audrey was in the Land Army during the Second World War and was an ambulance driver.

Later, she lived in Ponteland where she ran an exclusive fashion shop.

She has lived in the Alnwick area for many years now.

“She is a mother and grandmother and continues to be very active and has good sense of humour,” said Susan. “She loves a sing-song and keeps us all right!”

Audrey Hiftle on her 100th birthday.

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