HENRY Rounding is 100 yet he still follows his favourite rugby team and enjoys a flutter on the horses.
Hull-born William Henry Rounding, from Slaithwaite, celebrated his birthday on September 18 with staff and attendants of Lyn Royd Sheltered Housing, Linthwaite where he attends once a week.
Henry, who has supported Hull KR Rugby League Club since he was 13, spent the previous week on a family holiday in Flamborough, North Yorkshire.
Mr Rounding received a telegram from the Queen and The Department of Work and Pension together with an autographed team photo and birthday card from Hull KR.
Henry moved to Huddersfield in 1955 where he worked as a cotton spinner until age 65. He has five children, four grandchildren and one great grandson.
Daughter Margaret Cruickshank, 50, from Linthwaite, said: “It’s marvellous to be in his condition at 100. He’s fairly independent and only needs a bit of help. He’s always been active and he’s never smoked and only drank in moderation. It’s a real achievement.
Denise Humble, scheme coordinator of Lyn Royd, said: “It’s wonderful. He’s a real character.”