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Still young at 104 One of the country's oldest residents revealed her
Still young at 104
One of the country's oldest residents revealed her secret for looking young this morning.
Mrs Gertrude Beaumont, who celebrates her 104th birthday today, puts face cream on every morning. A resident of Bryan Wood Home in Bryan Road, Edgerton, she needs no medication and walks without a stick.
Mrs Beaumont was born in Thurstonland and went to the village's Endowed School before leaving at the age of 13 to become an apprentice dressmaker at Sude Hill, New Mill.
She worked as a dressmaker at home for 12 years before doing similar work in the ladies department at Bairstow's wholesale clothing factory in Fitzwilliam Street, Huddersfield.
The owners of the home, Norman and Leony Waters, have planned a special party for her and among guests will be Kirklees Mayor and Mayoress Clr and Mrs George Speight. Councillors will also be attending, along with her grandson, Mr Philip Taylor. 22nd February 1988