Well known Eastbourne resident Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Roberts, who celebrated her 100th birthday with a lunch at the Hydro Hotel on Saturday, is pictured with the card she received from the Queen with whom she has the same ER initials.
Betty’s granddaughter Laura proposed a toast, paying tribute to “a wonderful and incredible lady who has been an inspiration to her family and so many others.”
Tony Flood thanked Betty’s daughter Melinda and son-in-law George Parish for organising such a “delightful occasion that will always be remembered by the 37 people here today.” He added: “Betty is one of the most admired people in Eastbourne. She is known for her kindness, great sense of humour and having such a sharp mind.”
Betty has belonged to many local organisations including St. Michael and All Angels Church, Alice Croft House Over 50s Club, Age Concern at the Venton Centre, and the WRVS luncheon club in the 17 years she has lived in Eastbourne.