Alf’s ‘100 club’ award

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CENTENARIAN Alf Scholes has been awarded a special honour at a Bridlington residential home.

Mr Scholes, who celebrated his 100th birthday at the end of March, was presented with membership to the ‘100 club’ at Danes Lea residential home on Cardigan Road. The presentation was made by Diane Parker, area manager for HICA, who operate the home, and is given to any residents who reach 100 years of age.

Mr Scholes said: “I wasn’t expecting to get an award, it was a nice surprise because I was in hospital for my birthday.”

Mr Scholes, who is originally from Garton-on-the-Wolds near Driffield, worked as a shepherd for many years and continued to work on farms for most of his life. He also had a spell working for the Forestry Commission.

He has three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Until recently he had been living in warden-controlled accommodation at Glaves Close in East Ayton, near Scarborough, before moving to the Bridlington care home.