Party time for centenarians!

(From left) Olive Glenton, Ellen Green and Jane Holbert - who are celebrating their 101st, 102nd and 100th birthdays respectfully.

(From left) Olive Glenton, Ellen Green and Jane Holbert - who are celebrating their 101st, 102nd and 100th birthdays respectfully.

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They’ve got a combined age of more than 300, but these ladies still love to dance.

The three centenarians celebrated a joint party for their 100th, 101st and 102nd birthdays respectfully.

The special lunch was held at the Claremont First Step Community Centre, on Dickson Road, in North Shore, in honour of Thornton resident Jane Holbert’s upcoming 100th birthday next month.

But two other cakes were also cut by her friends Olive Glenton, 101, and Ellen Green, 102.

And Mrs Holbert, who lives on Lawson Road, says she “feels no different” ahead of her upcoming milestone.

She said: “It’s alright for me to be the youngest of the three of us, but I don’t feel any different to the way I did when I was 90.”

Mrs Holbert was born in Radcliffe, near Manchester, on June 1, 1913.

She initially worked as a weaver but later moved to Blackpool after her husband was posted to the resort during the Second World War.

They had five children together. On living on the Fylde coast, she said: “It’s alright like anything else, it’s what you’re used to.”

Amazingly, all three ladies still live in their own homes.

Mrs Glenton is originally from Yorkshire but ran a Blackpool guesthouse with her son and daughter-in-law for a number of years, but has since retired to live in Fleetwood.

Mrs Green is originally from Kent but lives on Park Road, in South Shore, with her daughter.

Entertainment on the afternoon was provided by tribute act New York Nights.

Mrs Holbert added: “The entertainment was very good and it was all very nice.”

The party was attended by members of the centre’s weekly Luncheon Club, which takes place every Friday and draws senior citizens from all over the Fylde coast.

Joanne Adams, a project worker at the centre, said: “It’s fantastic and we had little Olive up dancing.

“They’re still active and it’s absolutely brilliant, they really are marvellous.”

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