Ada Thompson, of Cross Roads, Keighley, has marked her 100th birthday with a gathering at the Bronte Hotel, Haworth.

She was born in Oxenhope and has lived in the area all her life.

She attended Lees School and left when she was 14 to become a twister at Merralls Mill.

She later worked at other mills in Oxenhope.

During the Second World War she was employed at Anderton Springs, which made components for aircraft.

When she was 24 she married Eric Thompson, a wool sorter who was originally from Barnsley. She said: “He was in the Navy during the war. He became a gunner and served on merchant ships. We were married for 68 years.”

The couple had one son, Harry. Today, Mrs Thompson also has two grandsons and three great grandchildren.

Her husband died ten years ago aged 91.

Mrs Thompson said that despite her age she could still live independently and was in good health.