A 99-YEAR-old who has served Llandudno RNLI for 55 years is keen to get back to work.

Edith Bellamy, who turns 100 this year, is the holder of the RNLI's Silver Badge, Gold Badge and a bar to her gold badge, having joined Llandudno Lifeboat Ladies Guild in 1965.

She has held several positions of responsibility during that time including treasurer for more than 20 years and was latterly vice-president.

North Wales Pioneer:

Edith is missing helping co-working and friend Carol at the shop

Her late husband, Gordon, joined Llandudno Lifeboat Crew in 1954 and was Coxswain in 1961. He retired in 1970.

Edith has volunteered in Llandudno’s Lifeboat Shop since it opened December 14 2011.

North Wales Pioneer:

Llandudno station. Coxn Gordon Bellamy, December 1961

Carol Lowndes, co-worker and friend, said: "Edith has been great company over the last few years when we have worked in the shop together.

"I think she is incredible for her age and I am in awe of the number of years she has supported Llandudno Lifeboat.”

Alun Pari Huws, deputy launching authority, said “I got to know Edith a little better during my research for a book, published in 2018, about the history of Llandudno Lifeboat Station.

"Like Carol, I think she is a remarkable lady who has served the RNLI faithfully over many years.”