WATCH: Two parties to mark Elsie’s 100th birthday

There were plenty of smiles at a care home in Blyth as one of its residents celebrated her century.

Elsie Baugh was born in Seaton Delaval and she lived in the village until she moved to the South Bebside facility five years ago.

Elsie Baugh celebrates her 100th birthday with members of the GB Dancers group.
Picture by Jane Coltman

Elsie Baugh celebrates her 100th birthday with members of the GB Dancers group. Picture by Jane Coltman

Her 100th birthday was on a Monday and her fellow residents were invited to the party, which was organised by personal activities co-ordinator Roselyn Calder.

They also enjoyed a performance from members of the GB Dancers group that is based in Blyth.

Elsie was thrilled that the young dancers joined residents and staff in singing happy birthday to her and she was delighted when the congratulatory telegram from the Queen arrived.

Two days earlier, Roselyn helped to set-up a tea party for her with family members, who came from all over the country.

Elsie met her husband John at a dance. They were married for 70 years.

She gave birth to two children – Linda and Johnny – and she has three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The regular activities at the South Bebside care home include quizzes, painting, chair exercises and one-to-one sessions.