IF you ever wanted any evidence that the fresh Colne Valley air aids longevity just take a trip to Slaithwaite.
Meal Hill Lane old peoples home Meadow Court is celebrating as it has no less than five centenarians.
And the gaggle of 100-year-olds ladies could soon be boosted by two 99-year-olds due to hit the magic ton later this year.
Care home worker Lesley Bamforth said: We are very proud of the fact that we have five ladies who are 100 and over and two ladies who are 99. Our oldest lady is 104 is there any other residential home that can beat that?
Senior member of the 100 club is Annie Varley who was born in July, 1906. Born and bred in Marsden she enjoys visits from her family and talking about the old days.
The 102-year-old Mildred Smith was born in Scapegoat Hill and was the former landlady of the Scape House pub. She enjoys craft activities and surprises her daughter with handmade birthday and Christmas cards.
May Cowgill, 102, was born in Slaithwaite and enjoys craft activities and going out with her son. She was a member of The Slaithwaite Good Companions until very recently.
Alice Scott, 101, from Moldgreen, enjoys a good sing-song, a laugh and a joke and is always keen to welcome new residents.
The newest member of the club is Evelyn Taylor who turned 100 last November. Hailing from Marsh, she loves knitting and makes blankets which are sent overseas.
Next up for the landmark birthday is Phyllis Green who turns 100 in July. She enjoys all activities and going out with her sons.
All the ladies still enjoy baking.