WATCH: Celebrations for centenarian Betty

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A Guide Post resident has enjoyed two parties to mark her 100th birthday – and there is another event to come.

The family of Betty Jones organised a celebration on Monday, the day itself.

The Get2Gether group that meets at North Seaton Colliery Community Centre threw a party for Betty Jones to celebrate her 100th birthday. Picture by Jane Coltman.

The Get2Gether group that meets at North Seaton Colliery Community Centre threw a party for Betty Jones to celebrate her 100th birthday. Picture by Jane Coltman.

She is a member of the Get2Gether independent disabled group that meets at North Seaton Colliery Community Centre in Ashington and her last week, her fellow members put together a fun party at the venue.

Betty – who has four sons, eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren – was a very active member of the Guide Post and Sheepwash WI and the group is organising a special tea event for her. It will take place later this week.

She has been living in her house in Guide Post since 1961 when she and late husband Albert, they got married in 1930, moved to Northumberland when he was transferred from the power station in Dunston, Gateshead, to the power station in Blyth.

Betty said: “It was a big surprise when I went along to the community centre and discovered that the Get2Gether group had put together a party for me.

"I had a fantastic day and it was really nice of them as I have been part of the group for just a few months.”

Group member Christine Scott made a beautiful cake for this occasion, there was a buffet and singers Sonia and Brian provided the entertainment.

Betty and Dorothy, a fellow member of the group that was established with the help of Wansbeck CVS (now Northumberland CVA), have made knitted items for dementia patients.