KIRKLEES Mayor Clr Donald Firth had a double cause for celebration when he visited a centenarian.
For the 100-year-old is his own mum Hilda Firth.
Mrs Firth celebrated her birthday in Park Riding Residential Home, Holmfirth, where she has lived for the past couple of months.
Until then she had lived with her younger son, Peter, and his wife Judith at the family farm in Fulstone Hall Farm, New Mill.
She worked as a mender in her youth at the former Lawton's mill in New Mill and on marrying her late husband, Horace, helped him run the farm.
He suffered several years of ill health and she kept the farm going until he died in 1959 and for some years afterwards.
Clr Firth said his mother had always worked very hard and until recently had never been in hospital.
"She has never taken any medication, apart from an odd aspirin and has always eaten exactly what she wanted. Her sister Elsie lived to be over 100 as well," he said.
Mrs Firth has three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
After receiving her telegram from the Queen Mrs Firth was celebrating with a meal with her son Peter and his family followed by entertainment at the nursing home.