Only a minority will be able to reach a century of living AND be part of a five
generation family. But for Betty Charnley, resident at St Annes’ Royal Care Home on York Road, being able to share her
birthday with all of her family will be the icing on the cake come August 20th.
The great-great grandmother will be celebrating in style as the Care Home are throwing a special party in
recognition of her reaching yet another milestone in her life. Members from all the generations are
expected to be there including Betty’s great-great grandchildren; Jessica and Anna.
Born in Liverpool in 1918 her early life consisted of her education alongside dancing before becoming a
seamstress. World War II began and this all changed as she became an ambulance driver where she
met her husband to be, Alf and they went on to wed in 1944.
After the success of the war, Betty made the move from the city to St Annes where she became a
teacher in a local nursery.
Betty has two sons, four grandchildren, five great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
The Lancashire Evening Post and The Gazette also attended the party!