A 100th and a 90th birthday for sisters Phyllis and Rhoda, of Leyland and Euxton

2018 is proving to be a big year for one family, as Phyllis Wallbank celebrates her 100th birthday '“ and her sister, Rhoda Yates will turn 90 in August.

Friday, 11th May 2018, 10:36 am
Updated Friday, 11th May 2018, 10:41 am
Phyllis Wallbank celebrating her 100th birthday with great grandaughter Nevaeh Kelly, three

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The mother-of-one, who was married to Robert Wallbank, has five grandchildren, five great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.

She worked at RoS as a civil servant.

Phyllis Wallbank celebrating her 100th birthday with her sister Rhoda Yates who is 90 this year

Rhoda, a mother-of-two with two grandchildren, was a school dinner lady, and now lives in Euxton. She is looking forward to her milestone birthday in the summer and can’t wait to celebrate with Phyllis again.

Phyllis’ granddaughter, Karen Wallbank, said: “I am delighted my gran has reached 100. It is a big achievement. All our family came to a big party at Farington Lodge, which she enjoyed very much.

“With all the things the family has gone through, she has coped really well.

“A lot of people in Leyland know Phyllis and ask after her. They can’t believe she is 100. She is walking around and doing things but I do take care of her quite a bit. She has a dog, Bruce, who she adores.

Phyllis Wallbank

“Rhoda is independent and enjoys going to bingo. She sees Phyllis quite often, which is really nice. They are the only two left out of 11 siblings.”

Phyllis Wallbank celebrating her 100th birthday with her five weeks old great great granddaughter Lottie McGing