100th birthday celebrations for Bradford woman Grace Wilkinson

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Grace Wilkinson celebrates her special day at The Borrins care home in Baildon Grace Wilkinson celebrates her special day at The Borrins care home in Baildon

A Bradford woman enjoyed her 100th birthday on Saturday by celebrating with family, including her great- granddaughter who is a century younger than her.

Grace Wilkinson’s family believe a healthy lifestyle, inspired by her Methodist faith, is her secret to a long life.

Family from around the country visited Grace at the Borrins Bupa care home in Baildon throughout the day to mark her milestone.

Rafaella, her ninth great-grandchild, is just five months old – born 100 years after her centenarian great grandma.

Mrs Wilkinson has lived in Bradford all her life and grew up in the Idle area. As a young girl she earned a scholarship to Bradford Girls’ Grammar School.

She later worked as a secretary and played an active part in the Methodist community in Wibsey, along with her husband, lay preacher Fred Wilkinson.

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