Buxton great-grandmother turns 101

Bessie Bentley 102nd birthday

Bessie Bentley 102nd birthday

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Buxton’s Bessie Bentley, of Queens Court, celebrates her 101st birthday today (Tuesday) with her two sons, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The centenarian, originally from Peak Dale, worked in Litton Mill and at the shirt works in Dove Holes and Chapel, before marrying the late John Bentley and moving to Buxton in 1934.

She later joined the home help service caring for the elderly, retiring in 1978. Bessie attributed her longevity to “determination”, adding: “It’s not a startling life but at least I’m still here!”