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Yorkshire centurion celebrates with our national dish

Article Date: 2014-01-08

The Wetherby Whaler in Guiseley hosted a 100th birthday party for a loyal customer, Mary Aivison, who celebrated with her favourite Yorkshire fish and chips. 

Mary regularly visits The Wetherby Whaler with her family and decided it was the perfect way to mark her milestone birthday. 

Born in Yeadon in 1913, Mary worked at Ben Brown’s greengrocers on Yeadon high street and was a dinner lady at Yeadon Westfield Junior School. 

She was joined by her nieces and nephews at The Wetherby Whaler and enjoyed its renowned fish and chips, a birthday cake and reminiscing with a collage of pictures of her throughout her lifetime. 



Formerly a fan of the original Harry Ramsdens, Mary is now a huge supporter of The Wetherby Whaler, a Yorkshire based fish and chip restaurant chain that stepped in to save the iconic fish and chip restaurant in Guiseley. 

Mary said: “I love Wetherby Whaler fish and chips, so I thought it was the best way to celebrate my special day. 

“The staff at the Wetherby Whaler went the extra mile to make sure that I really enjoyed my birthday and the food was fantastic as usual- maybe a regular Wetherby Whaler is the secret to my longevity and good living!” 

Janine Murphy, Owner of The Wetherby Whaler, said: “It was such a pleasure to have Mary and her family at Guiseley to celebrate her birthday and we wanted to make sure that it was a memorable day for all.

“Mary is a lovely lady and a very loyal customer of ours, who all the staff at Guiseley look forward to seeing, so it was great that we got to host her party. We have worked hard to create a special atmosphere here in our Guiseley restaurant and we look forward to holding more celebrations in the future.”

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