100th Christmas for ‘wonderful’ Edna

19th december 2011': Edna Robshaw 100th birthday with daughters L/R: Jean Estall, Angela Denton and Wendy Peach'PICTURE: MATTHEW PAGE
19th december 2011': Edna Robshaw 100th birthday with daughters L/R: Jean Estall, Angela Denton and Wendy Peach'PICTURE: MATTHEW PAGE
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A GREAT grandmother who is one of the city’s oldest women will celebrate her 100th Christmas this year.

Edna Robshaw, who has lived in the Lupset area most of her life, will turn 100 on December 23.

Mrs Robshaw married Benjamin Robshaw, a soldier and later a painter and decorator, in 1937.

The couple were married for almost 60 years before Mr Robshaw died around 14 years ago.

They had three daughters, Jean Estall, 71, Wendy Peach, 67, and Angela Denton, 62.

They had five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Mrs Robshaw, lived alone before moving into Snapethorpe Hall care home, on Broadway, Lupset, in November.

She has never drunk alcohol or smoked, but has enjoyed many games of bingo over the years with her sister, Gladys Wilcock, 97.

Daughter Jean Estall said: “She has lived in Lupset most of her life. She moved in when the estate houses were built in the 1930s.

“She devoted herself to her grandchildren. They spent lots and lots of time with her and even the great-grandchildren thought she was wonderful.

“She also enjoyed playing bingo over many, many years.”