Elsie Read, a Wirral care home resident, has celebrated her 100th birthday with a special tea party with family and friends.
The guests joining her at Elderholme Nursing Home in Bebington. also included Mayor and Mayoress of Wirral, Cllr Gerry Ellis and wife Margaret who went along to congratulate her.
Mrs Read and her late husband Harry were originally from London.
He worked for Fords and moved to New Brighton more than 50 years ago when the Speke car factory opened.
When asked the secret for a long and happy life, Mrs Read said: “A contented mind, lots of walking and plenty of fish with perhaps the odd glass of Guinness.”
Mrs Read has a son, Malcolm, and daughter, Margaret Davies, who both live in Wallasey.
Mrs Davies added: “Mum had a wonderful day and was very thrilled with the card from the Queen, and beautiful flowers and card presented by the Mayor and Mayoress on behalf of the borough.
“My parents were the first family to move up from London when the Speke factory opened and have loved being adopted Wirralians.”
Source: Wirral News