Happy 106th birthday to Dorothy!

Dorothy Atkinson
Dorothy Atkinson

WHEN Dorothy Atkinson was born, Albert Einstein was in his intellectual prime and Las Vegas had just been founded.

That was 106-years-ago and Mrs Atkinson recently celebrated her landmark 106th birthday with a traditional celebratory party at the Trout at Wansford, surrounded by family and friends.

Mrs Atkinson lived on Bridlington’s Quay Road for 20-years before moving to Market Weighton.

She has two daughters, Dorothy and Blanche, two grandchildren, Gail and Ian and two great-grandchildren John and Mark.

For the last 15-years she has been a regular at the Trout at Wansford and every year since her 100th birthday has had a celebratory lunch there with up to 20 guests.

Her daughter Blanche said: “She enjoys good health and is looking forward to next year’s celebrations already, we don’t know if there are many women older than her in Yorkshire.”