Elvis is in the... care home – The King is surprise guest at Hannah’s 100th

100 year old Hannah Grayton celebrates her birthday with nieces, June Shopland, Ann Cutcliffe, and Joyce Drayton, and entertained by Elvis

100 year old Hannah Grayton celebrates her birthday with nieces, June Shopland, Ann Cutcliffe, and Joyce Drayton, and entertained by Elvis

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HANNAH Grayton was all shook up when a surprise guest joined her 100th birthday celebrations.

Elvis had staff and residents at Sunderland’s Ashton Grange Care Home donning their blue suede shoes for a night of dancing.

Staff at the home, in St Luke’s Terrace, Pallion, organised for The King – impersonator Mike Memphis – to join them to celebrate Hannah’s centenary.

Hannah was born in Johnson Street, on Silksworth Row Bank, and was the second youngest in a family of seven children.

She attended St Mary’s School in Chester Road, Sunderland, and left at the age of 14.

Hannah met her late husband Jim, a milkman at Guy’s Ice Cream Parlour, and the pair moved to Millfield.

Sadly the couple’s only child, Jimmy, died when he was 12 in a road accident.

However, the rest of Hannah’s family and friends, including her nieces, were all at the care home to help her celebrate her 100th birthday.

Lynn Dent, a staff member, said: “Hannah is really popular, she likes to walk around the home taking to all the residents and staff.

“She is so alert, she remembers everything and everyone and doesn’t look or act like a 100-year-old at all.”

Lynn said Hannah, along with everyone else at the care home, had a fantastic day celebrating her birthday. She said: “It was just one all-day party and she absolutely loved it. She said it had been absolutely fantastic all day.”