BIRTHDAY celebrations led to five generations of a family being reunited in Holmfirth
Joan Thorp nee Chadwick celebrated her 90th birthday with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great grandson one-year-old Coahn James Richards, who travelled with his family from Guernsey for the event.
Mrs Thorp was born on June 7, 1920 to Maude and Harry Chadwick and was the eldest child and only daughter of five children.
The family lived in Marsh.
In 1940 she married Joseph Jeffries Thorp from Underbank but initially lived in York, where he was stationed during the war years.
The couple separated later and she brought up three children Wendy, Barry and Nicky and lived in Lindley and Almondbury before moving to Herm Island in the Channel Islands in 1966.
Her daughter Wendy and husband Derreck moved back to Holmfirth in 1974 and Mrs Thorp lived in Bridlington for many years before returning to the Holme Valley.
She now lives at Park Riding nursing home, Holmfirth.
Her party was attended by her six grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and her only great great grandson.
A family party was held at the Old Bridge Hotel, Holmfirth, and donations of £100 in lieu of gifts were collected for Holme Valley Memorial Hospital League of Friends.
Mrs Thorp thanked all friends, relatives and nursing home staff for cards, presents and donations which she received.