Friendly face pays visit to Mary, 101

RUSHDEN. OLD'Imperial Court resident Mary Derby, who is 101-years-old this Sunday (15th January 2012).
RUSHDEN. OLD'Imperial Court resident Mary Derby, who is 101-years-old this Sunday (15th January 2012).

A Rushden woman has celebrated her 101st birthday.

When Mary Derby was born in 1911 George V was the King of England and the first household Census was recorded across the UK.

The pensioner, who has also previously lived in Wellingborough, celebrated turning 101 yesterday by holding a couple of events with friends.

She enjoyed attending a tea party with friends and neighbours on her special day yesterday.

The party was held at her home in Imperial Court, in Duck Street, Rushden.

She also went out for a celebratory meal with friends on Friday.

And her birthday weekend was made all the more special by a visit from one of her oldest friends, Betty Watson, who lives in London.