Colne director celebrates milestone birthday

CELEBRATIONS: The owner of Colne's RH Berry & Son Leslie Berry celebrates turning 90 with his seven great-grandchildren (S)
CELEBRATIONS: The owner of Colne's RH Berry & Son Leslie Berry celebrates turning 90 with his seven great-grandchildren (S)

The Colne director of England’s longest running furniture store has celebrated turning 90 with his family and closest friends.

Leslie Berry, who took over RH Berry & Son in 1952, spent Sunday with his three daughters Sheila Naughton, Jean Margison and Christine Greig, six grandchildren seven great-grandchildren, and friends, including Coun. Ann Kerrigan.

The active member of Ghyll Golf Club and keen gardener, who fought in the second world war, was treated to a new laptop, a steam cleaner and a cake in the shape of a golf course.

Daughter Christine said: “It was fun. The weather was fine, so the children could play out.

“My dad is good at playing with the children.”

R H Berry & Son, which is situated at the top of Windy Bank, was established in 1860.

The business has been passed down through the generations, and offers furniture, beds, carpet and flooring.

See www.colnefurniture.co.uk/ for more information.