BARNSLEY is home to the country's oldest person Ethel Lang who celebrated her 114th birthday last week with a piece of cake, orange jelly and her favourite drink - a lovely cup of tea.
Mrs Lang, who was born in Worsbrough in 1900, became Britain's oldest person after Londoner Grace Jones died aged 113 last year.
Ethel said she was delighted to spend her special day with her family and friends.
She also received birthday greetings from the Queen and another card to add to her remarkable collection since turning 100.
Denise Bates, Ethel's granddaughter-in-law, said the supercentenarian is not only the oldest in the country but also believed to be one of the last living subjects of Queen Victoria.
She has lived in Barnsley all her life, in Monk Bretton and Carlton, and left school at 13 to go and work at a shirt factory.
Ethel married husband William Lang at St Mary's Church, Worsbrough, in 1922. One year later the couple celebrated the birth of their daughter Margaret.