Beryl reaches a major milestone with a 100th birthday bash

THREE CHEERS: Beryl Pike, pictured with her children Robyn Wylie and Col Pike, celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday.

THREE CHEERS: Beryl Pike, pictured with her children Robyn Wylie and Col Pike, celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday.

Surrounding by family and friends Beryl Pike celebrated her 100th birthday at Elizabeth Gates Nursing Home on Saturday afternoon.There was standing room only for the cutting of the cake, with the only disappointment being, the letter from Queen Elizabeth II had not arrived. Mrs Pike had letters from the Prime Minister and the Premier and no doubt the one from Buckingham House will arrive very soon. ​Mrs Pike was born in the Belford district and attended Kirkton Public School. She lived at Whittingham before marrying Bill Pike. The couple farmed at Bulga before retiring in 1984 and moving to Singleton. For many years she was a regular volunteer at the Op-op and cleaned All Saints Anglican Church. In her mid 90s Mrs Pike moved into Alroy  and before moving into Elizabeth Gates.