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Keighley woman Sally Milner celebrates 100th birthday
9:00am Friday 27th September 2013 in News
A veteran Yorkshire cricket fan was celebrating an unbeaten century today.
Mother-of-three Sally Milner, of Nessfield Drive, Keighley, celebrated her 100th birthday at a party with friends and family at Branshaw Golf Club.
She said: “I really haven’t got used to the idea of being 100 yet, I feel like they’ve got the wrong woman!” Mrs Milner is Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s oldest woman member and has travelled all over the country to watch the Yorkshire team play.
She recently had a chance to have tea with one of the county’s cricketing legends, Geoffrey Boycott.
“I’m a Yorkshire lass – it wouldn’t do to support anyone else,” she added.
She was born as Sarah Lilley in Keighley and worked as a spinner in local mills for more than 50 years after she left school at 14.
She married painter and decorator Les Horner in 1936 – he died in 1963 – and has two daughters, Irene and Elaine and a son, also called Les.
Mrs Milner also has six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren.
Irene said her mother had loved going on holiday and especially enjoyed many trips to St Ives, in Cornwall.
She has also been a keen bingo player at the Engineers’ Club, in Russell Street.