Still kicking up a good time at 90

FAST FEET: Maisie Robinson celebrates 90th Birthday by line dancing at the Marine Hotel.
FAST FEET: Maisie Robinson celebrates 90th Birthday by line dancing at the Marine Hotel.

A LINEDANCER has proved that age has no limits.

The sprightly pensioner is still kicking up her heels as part of town dance group The Liners.

Maisie, who lives in the Clavering area of town with her husband Harry, 83, was treated to gifts, balloons and cake during a 90th birthday party organised by the group at The Marine Hotel, at Seaton Carew.

The celebrations co-incided with The Liners’ 14th anniversary and a commemorative meal for its 30 members was also arranged.

Maisie, who is mum to Margaret McGuinness and Linda Denham, said: “I hope I’m line-dancing when I’m 100.

“I love it because I like mixing with the younger people - they all keep me young.”

Maisie, who was a bus conductress during the Second World War and worked for the Siemens telecommunications factory for 25 years, received bottles of her favourite tipples, vodka and gin, as birthday gifts from her fellow Liners, as well as cash and chocolates.

Maisie, who is grandmother to Michael and Robert Denham, has been line dancing for 18 years, having danced at Bamburgh Court in Clavering before the Liners was founded.

The group’s co-ordinator Ann Lewis, 73, who lives on the Central Estate, said: “Maisie is a remarkable lady and is an inspiration to us all.”

Maisie turned 90 today, but the celebrations were brought forward to co-incide with the group’s anniversary celebrations.