Lots of presents and 112 cards in all – Family and friends come together to mark beloved mum’s 100th birthday in Baldock

PUBLISHED: 16:03 02 November 2016 | UPDATED: 16:14 02 November 2016

Sue Kightly, Gladys Kightly and Janet Huntleigh-Smith at Gladys' 100th birthday celebrations.

Sue Kightly, Gladys Kightly and Janet Huntleigh-Smith at Gladys' 100th birthday celebrations.

Danny Loo Photography 2016

There was joy in Baldock on Saturday as a former nanny and caterer marked her 100th birthday alongside her two daughters.

Gladys Kightly meets a new addition at her 100th birthday celebrations.Gladys Kightly meets a new addition at her 100th birthday celebrations.

Gladys Kightly, whose birthday was on October 25, spends two weeks of each month in Baldock with her daughter Janet, while spending the rest of her time in Chatteris with her other daughter Sue.

She has celebrated her century with no fewer than four parties 
to share the occasion with as 
many friends and relatives as possible – and about 40 people were at gathering number four at the Baldock Community Centre on Saturday.

“The party on Saturday went over very well,” said Janet. “So many friends made it. My mother’s had 112 cards in all, and lots of lovely presents. My mother started on the land at 11 years old and she’s worked very hard all her life. Sue and I are very lucky to have our mother still with us and enjoying life.”

Collections were made for local causes at each party. Saturday raised £250 for the Salvation Army and the Baldock Minibus.

Guests at Gladys Kightly's 100th birthday celebrations.Guests at Gladys Kightly's 100th birthday celebrations.

Gladys, Janet and Sue told the Comet they would like to thank everyone for all the gifts and donations received.

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