A FORMER millworker has just celebrated her centenary.

May Cowgill was delighted to receive a card from the Queen when she turned 100 last Sunday.

Her special day was marked by a party thrown by family and friends and an event at Meadow Court care home, Hill Top, Slaithwaite.

The care home event included a performance from members of Slaithwaite Good Companions choir.

Mrs Cowgill, who has lived in the Huddersfield area all her life, was born in Linthwaite.

After leaving school she worked in textiles in Linthwaite and was an active member of the Methodist Church in the village until she married husband Frank.

They then moved to Slaithwaite and had sons David and Bryan.

Mrs Cowgill also has five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Her husband died in 1954.

After moving to Slaithwaite Mrs Cowgill became involved with community groups.

She was a member of Lingards Mission Church and Slaithwaite Parish Church.

Mrs Cowgill was also a members of the Mothers’ Union for 50 years and spent many happy years with the Slaithwaite Good Companions social group.

She travelled with them to a number of venues, where she gave poetry recitals.