Daleswoman celebrates 90th birthday on 'Yorkshire Day'

One of Yorkshire's most famous women made the most of 'Yorkshire Day' by celebrating her 90th birthday.

Hannah Hauxwell made famous was made famous by a series of films on Yorkshire television, the first one in the early seventies, showing her life solitary on the isolated Low Birk Hatt Farm in North Yorkshire. She took over the running the farm aged 35, following the death of her parents and uncle, living a frugal life constantly battling against poverty and the harsh, unforgiving elements, living without electricity or running water.

Following the success of the initial series, 'Too Long a Winter', film makers returned to chronicle Hannah's life, before taking her on her first trip outside the UK, titled 'Innocent Abroad', which saw her discover the rest of Europe, and eventually America.

Hannah retired from farming in 2008, and now lives with modern comforts in Barnard Castle, and ITV Calendar's Christine Talbot went along to help her celebrate her milestone: