Family help celebrate Ida’s 100th birthday

A woman who lived through two world wars was joined by family to celebrate a milestone birthday.

Four generations of family were at a party at Davanti Classico in Tynemouth Station to celebrate Ida Reynolds’ 100th birthday.

Born Ida Dyer in Paisley, Scotland, during the First World War, the family moved to Newcastle where she met her husband to be Thomas ‘Billy’ Reynolds while at school aged 15.

They married six years later in 1937. Billy served in the RAF in India while Ida worked as a cashier in Byker, losing friends and neighbours during bombing runs on the city.

Billy and Ida had three children, Eileen, Veronica and Michael.

Billy died in 1974.

Veronica said: “Four generations of family gathered at Davanti Classico. The occasion was made extra special by the care of the staff and their thoughtful attention to detail.

“It was a wonderful celebration of a remarkable woman reaching such a remarkable age.”