RAYMOND MIDGLEY, of Dalton, celebrated his 94th birthday with a party thrown by friends and family in Ravensknowle Park's bowling pavilion.
The sprightly veteran enjoys a social game of crown green bowls and snooker with Ravensknowle Park bowlers who play in the Huddersfield Veterans Association.
He describes them as: "A right grand lot!"
And last summer, he even clambered up ladders to give the clubhouse a good lick of paint.
The former RAF serviceman was delighted to share a laugh and a joke with his friends who had treated him to birthday drinks and a buffet.
Mr Midgley, of Dalton, has lived in Huddersfield all his life and ran a DIY decorating shop in Lockwood with his wife Yvonne.
For their 50th anniversary the couple enjoyed a world cruise.
They also celebrated their 65 years blue sapphire wedding anniversary together.
But Mr Midgley was widowed shortly before what would have been the couple's 70th anniversary.
A painter and decorator by trade, he served as president of the Federation of Master Painters and was joined at his party by daughters Dorothy Cockhill, of Deighton, and Lynda Moorhouse, of Todmorden.
He has seven grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and four great- great grandchildren - plus another on the way!
Mr Midgley is a member of the Army Veterans Association and meets Ravensknowle friends most days for a game of snooker in the clubhouse. He walks to town regularly from his Dalton home and strides up to his doctors at Crosland Moor for appointments.