A BRIDLINGTON woman celebrating her 100th birthday received a surprise visit from BBC gardener and Spa panto star Charlie Dimmock at her party.
Edith Negus, of Tenth Avenue, was celebrating the landmark occasion with her friends at Friends of the Elderly before attending the pantomime at the Spa, when Charlie Dimmock came to offer her birthday wishes.
Edith thanked Charlie and the Spa staff for making the day very special and for providing a cake to celebrate the occasion.
Edith was born in Bridlington in 1911 where her father owned a shop, before moving to London at the age of 26 to be with her husband Jack.
Edith lived in London during the blitz and recalls being bured alive with Jack during the bombing, only to be saved as if by a miricle by workers digging for them.
Llater, moving back to Bridlington, Edith, a keen cyclist could often be seen riding through the town until she finally decided to call it a day at the age of 98.
Edith regularly plays the piano at church meetings and appeared on Look North last December on a feature about helping elderly people cope with the cold weather.
Edith thinks her longevity is due to her philosophy of looking on the bright side and thanks her special friends Clive and Mary and members she meets at Friends of the elderly socials for making her life fuller.