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Betty, 90, just stays so busy!

Byline: Katie Campling ,

good worker Betty Westmoreland with colleagues (from left) Mussarat Hasanie, Rita Baker, Margaret Lucas, Maureen Clegg, Anne Taylor, Andy Brown and Dorothy Hodson; also (below right) Betty at work at the Save The Children shop

NINETY and still going strong.

Lindley woman Betty Westmoreland says the secret of long life is keeping busy.

She has just celebrated her 90th birthday, but she still keeps up with her volunteer work at Huddersfield's Save The Children charity shop.

Betty has been working as a volunteer at the shop in Westgate for 22 years.

Her colleagues marked her birthday by presenting her with a bouquet on Wednesday.

Betty was born in Fartown as Betty Whitwham.

She married her husband, Morris Westmoreland, on August 1, 1939, and they lived at Paddock before moving to Lindley.

They had two daughters , Avril and Sandra, and a son, Andrew.

The family, including six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, is now spread across the world.

Andrew and wife Anita have been in the Far and Middle East for the past five years.

Sandra and her husband, John Jennings, and a sister-in-law, Kay, live in Canada.

Her other sister-in-law, Babette, lives in France, in Marly-le-Roi, west of Paris.

But Betty does have family close to home. Avril lives in Lindley, with her husband, Roger Carter.

Betty's sister, Pat Littlewood, also lives close by, in Almondbury.

Betty will be celebrating her birthday with her family and friends at Crosland Heath Golf Club tomorrow.
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Feb 23, 2007
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