14 May 2018
Five generations of one family came together to celebrate a very special three digit birthday milestone for a resident at The Hamptons Care Centre in Lytham St Annes.
Eda Hughes marked her 100th birthday surrounded by family, friends and the staff team at The Hamptons where she has been a resident for the last five months.
Joining Eda for her special day and birthday party were her siblings, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren, plus the many friends she has made while living at The Hamptons.
She was also joined by the Mayor elect, Peter Collins, and his wife Caroline.
Born and brought up in West Yorkshire, Eda’s working life started as a housekeeper for a local vicar. At the beginning of World War II, Eda was called up and joined the WRAF in 1940. She also worked in a TB Hospital. The remainder of her working life, she spent as a chef in schools and other places.
Eda married Philip Hughes in July 1944. They enjoyed dancing together, especially ballroom dancing, and often travelled to Blackpool to dance in the Tower Ballroom. This is why Eda chose to move to the area, to live with her daughter Denise, when, sadly, Philip passed away in 2008 aged 88 years.
Eda’s Great Grandson Dane is currently serving in the RAF and attended Eda’s 100th Birthday Party in his full uniform.
Daughter Denise said: “My mother is thrilled to have reached her 100th birthday and we have enjoyed spending this special day with her at The Hamptons.”
Registered manager at The Hamptons, Lorraine Disley, added: “It was a privilege to share this special day with Eda and to organise a memorable party for her here at The Hamptons where she is very much part of our family.”