A resident at a care home in Hull has marked a milestone birthday in style.

Daisy Battle, who lives at residential care home The Hollies in Hessle, turned 100 recently. To mark the occasion, staff at The Hollies organised and hosted a party with around 40 of Daisy’s family members in attendance.

Born a century ago, Daisy grew up in Skirlaugh near Hull and has lived through some of the world’s most significant events. The eldest of four siblings, Daisy’s early years were spent in Hull, where she developed a passion for dressmaking. This passion turned into a lifelong career as she worked for the renowned Edwin Davis Company, a local department store that traded until approximately 1978.

Daisy married her husband Ted in 1942 and has two daughters, Sandra and Kate, four grandchildren, 10 Great grandchildren and seven great, great grandchildren.

Talking about the celebrations, Daisy said: “I am so thankful for everyone who came to celebrate this special day with me.

“To see my family and friends, and to receive so much love and warmth, it’s more than I could have ever asked for.”

As well as the celebrations, Daisy received lots of birthday wishes and gifts, including a heartfelt card from the King and a photo frame filled with cherished memories from her life.

Lauren Knight, manager at The Hollies which is owned and managed by HICA Group, said: “It’s not every day we get to celebrate such a significant milestone.

“Daisy has been a wonderful part of our community here at The Hollies and it was heartwarming to see her surrounded by love and joy on her 100th birthday.

“She is an inspiration to us all, and we feel privileged to be part of her journey.”