Radio GaGa as Hilda celebrates 100th birthday with Johnny

Hilda Boyce 100 today with Johnny Dee dressed up as the Freddie from Queen ANL-151205-090221009
Hilda Boyce 100 today with Johnny Dee dressed up as the Freddie from Queen ANL-151205-090221009
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Most people get a birthday card from The Queen but March centenarian Hilda Boyce had a different ‘royal’ visitor.

Listeners went GaGa this morning (Tuesday, May 12) as Radio Cambridgeshire presenter Johnny Dee dressed up as Queen frontman Freddy Mercury to surprise Hilda on her milestone 100th birthday.

Hilda is a huge fan of the Queen hit, Bohemian Rhapsody, and joined Johnny in singing it to listeners yesterday morning. The treat was organised by Hilda’s sons Fred and Ted along with daughter-in-law Carol to celebrate her birthday.

Carol, who lives in Chatteris, said: “She laughed and really enjoyed singing along.”

Hilda was born in Somersham and grew up in a pub before going into service when she was older.

She later met husband Fred and they had two sons. The couple were together for 44 years before Fred sadly died in 1981, shortly after they moved to March.

Hilda is well-known, having organised a petition about seven years ago to save her local post office. And she helped raise money for a good cause by selling kisses at the age of 97!

Hilda, who lives with son Fred, put her long life down to having a glass of sherry every evening. She celebrated her birthday with her large family.