Hitchin centenarian: ‘People shouldn’t worry about age’

A WOMAN has celebrated her 100th birthday with a party of 50 friends and family.

Lily Macbeth, of Wilton Road, Hitchin, has lived in the area since 1937 when she began working for Eddinswan, a manufacturing company which made lightbulbs for miners’ hats during the war.

“She’s always said people shouldn’t worry about their age – they should just keep going. And that’s what she’s done,” said son Stuart.

“Until last year she was cutting her own lawn. She walks up to town two or three times a week and still attends social clubs.”

Mrs Macbeth has a son, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild and says a lot has changed since life in this world began for her over a century ago.

“She says things are faster and less personal than they used to be. Things aren’t as close-knit and friendly,” added Stuart.

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