A POPULAR centenarian celebrated the milestone birthday with four parties.
Hilda Floyd, 100, of West Avenue, Worthing, was surrounded by friends for her birthday last Thursday, hosting a tea party in her flat. Another party was held later the same afternoon for those who couldn’t make it earlier. Durrington whist players organised a party for the following afternoon and on Saturday Hilda attended a family party in Ferring.
She said: “I’m a very sociable person really. I’m very active and I love my whist.”
Hilda regularly gets the bus to play the card game.
Her friend Yvonne West, 85, of West Avenue, said she avoided Hilda when it came to whist because she was ‘very good’.
During the Second World War, Hilda worked as a telephone engineer in London. She then went on to work as a milliner.
She moved to Worthing 20 years ago with her husband Frederick Floyd. Frederick died 12 years ago aged 82.
Hilda’s grandson Jason Floyd, 38, of Mariners Quay, in Littlehampton, said: “She’s extremely independent. For a 100-year-old she’s very modern thinking.”
He added that Hilda had only recently stopped getting the bus to Eastbourne.