Boat trip marks Hilda’s 99th

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AN adventurous pensioner marked her 99th birthday by enjoying a day out on Pocklington Canal.

While most folk of that age might prefer a quiet cup of tea and a slice of birthday cake, Hilda Floyd took to the water at Melbourne on the pleasure boat, New Horizons.

Accompanied by family and friends, when the boat reached Storwood the bridge had been decorated with balloons and friends were waiting with a cake and candles at the ready.

The boat then moved to East Cottingwith where even more friends were waiting and they sang Happy Birthday, before they all made the return journey to Melbourne.