Big bash and party games for birthday girl Betty as she celebrates her 103 years

Betty Barney certainly wasn’t going to let her age get in the way of having a good old party to celebrate her 103rd birthday.

Tuesday, 2nd September 2014, 1:17 pm
Betty Barney celebrates her 103rd birthday, pictured here with care home manager Diane Delicate and, below, with her son Terry Neal

She joined in during games of pass the parcel, pin the tail on the donkey and charades at Ashlyns Care Home in Berkhamsted during the recent bash.

The grandmother-of-two, who also has five great-grandchildren, then enjoyed a slice of birthday cake and some Pimm’s. Her son Terry Neal and his wife Barbara joined her for the big day.

Betty only moved into the home in April, having previously lived in River Park, Boxmoor – not far from the Grand Union Canal.

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Jackie Milne, who organised her party, said: “She’s a great character and loves her walks to this day, with her stick.

“She loves her Cinzano with lemonade at lunch times - very weak. She’s got a wicked sense of humour, she really has, and she enjoys a good natter, as she says.”

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