COLNE Valley man Harry Hallas has just celebrated his 100th birthday.
Mr Hallas, of Golcar, celebrated the milestone with a party at the Ukrainian Club in Edgerton.
Guests included his only child, Valerie, her daughters, Deborah and Alison, and Mr Hallas’s four great-grandsons.
They were entertained by a brass band featuring his 12-year-old great-grandson Lewis May.
Mr Hallas was born in Almondbury but later settled in the Colne Valley and has spent most of his life living in Golcar.
When he started work his jobs included driving the horse and cart which delivered milk in Slaithwaite.
However, he spent most of his working life as a gardener, moving with wife Amy and daughter Valerie to different tied cottages owned by employers around the Huddersfield and Halifax areas.
Mr Hallas became a widower eight years ago when his wife died aged 94.
During his retirement Mr Hallas had an allotment at Swallow Lane in Golcar for years and won many prizes for his vegetables and flowers at gardening shows around Huddersfield.
Although he gave up serious gardening in his 80s he still enjoys caring for house plants at his home.
Mr Hallas also used to be a keen ballroom dancer, going to tea and sequence dances around Huddersfield until he was in his late 90s.
Valerie said: “He is very independent. He loved going to dances and drove until he was in his 90s.
“He was a gardener all his life and he still has plants in his house.
“He’s always had a knack with them.
“He has always been a very active person, too.”