Hilda celebrates her 100th birthday with family and friends at Southampton hotel

Hilda Wallis, centre, surrounded by her family and friends.

Hilda Wallis, centre, surrounded by her family and friends.

First published in News

Hilda Wallis celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by family and friends at the Blue Keys Hotel in Northlands Road, Southampton.

A former secretary of the Southampton Allotment and Garden Society she enjoys singing and making tapestries.

Hilda, of Darwin Road, Southampton, said: “Gardening runs in my family and both my grandfathers were professional gardeners.

“I enjoyed my time at the society and was so touched when they gave me a party when I stepped down.

“I also love singing and have sung in four choirs and at one concert party as a soloist, although my voice is not what it used to be.”

The mother-of-three also has four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, some of whom came from France to celebrate her special day.

She grew up in Lewisham and moved to Hampshire in 1940 after marrying husband William, a gardener who went on to make Spitfire planes during the Second World War.

Hilda was a nurse during the war but spent most of her life as a housewife.

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6:35pm Tue 15 Jul 14

solomum says...

And Hilda makes 3. Another fine looking lady.
And Hilda makes 3. Another fine looking lady. solomum
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