Celebration for Olive as she turns 100

Northampton, Picturedrome, 100th birthday celebrations for Olive Richardson of Rushden. The Picturedrome was built the year she was born and are both celebrating their centenaries. Sisters  Win Lee, 96, and Olive Richardson, 100,'Monday, 02 January 2012
Northampton, Picturedrome, 100th birthday celebrations for Olive Richardson of Rushden. The Picturedrome was built the year she was born and are both celebrating their centenaries. Sisters Win Lee, 96, and Olive Richardson, 100,'Monday, 02 January 2012
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A great-great-grandmother celebrated her 100th birthday at a county building which will also be marking its centenary this year.

Olive Richardson of Rushden enjoyed a tea party with friends and family at The Picturedrome, Northampton, on Monday.

The venue was chosen because The Picturedrome, which used to be a cinema but was converted into a pub 13 years ago, was built in 1912.

Mrs Richardson’s granddaughter Debbie Tite found it on the internet as the perfect place for a party.

She was joined by members of her family including her 96-year-old sister Win Lee. The centenarian was married for more than 50 years to former bus driver Eric Richardson, who died in 1986. Mrs Richardson still lives independently.

She said: “I think I’ve been lucky really as I haven’t had many health problems.”

Mrs Richardson has two children and nine grandchildren as well as numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Mrs Richardson was born in Bedfordshire but has spent the majority of her life living in Rushden.