Happy 100th birthday to Betty Robinson

Betty Robinson
Betty Robinson
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Betty Robinson has celebrated her 100th birthday.

The mother-of-two enjoyed a party with family and friends at The Brambles, in New Longton.

Betty grew up in Preston and was the youngest of four sisters. She met her husband Fred whilst he was cleaning windows at a fruit and vegetable shop in Preston where she worked. As he joined the air force during the Second World War, she moved to the Cotswolds, before returning back to Preston. Shortly afterwards her first daughter was born.

They then moved to Higher Walton after the war, when her son was born. She also cared for her mother for 18 years after her father died. She was an active member of the Church of England and joined the Mother’s Union.

Betty and Fred later moved to Samlesbury and joined the WI, where she enjoyed craft and sewing classes. Her cakes were very popular, as she won several baking and jam making competitions. She was regularly asked to decorate cakes for family and friends at weddings, birthdays and Christenings.

After moving back to Higher Walton and then Hoghton, the couple finally settled in Penwortham in 1996.

Fred died in 2002 but Betty, who has three grandchildren and one great granddaughter, remains active within the church community, as she rejoined Kingsfold Methodist Church, where she is currently the oldest member.