A great grandmother from Hemel Hempstead celebrated her centenary with 100 cupcakes at the Water Mill House Care Home.

Doris Webberley celebrated the special occasion, organised by lifestyle coordinator Sue Case, on January 30.

Ms Case said: "Doris is a lovely lady.

"We are thrilled to be able to contribute to making her special birthday an occasion to remember. Though Doris insisted that she wouldn’t have any photos taken until she had been to see the hairdresser.”

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Ms Webberley, originally from Liverpool, relocated to the care home, located on Rose Lane, in Hemel Hempstead last year.

Since then, she has formed a friendship with fellow resident Wendy Pottle.

Ms Webberley engages in communal activities with her new friend, such as armchair exercises, tabletop games and French boules, which are an ode to her long-standing passion for crown green bowls.

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Ms Case said: "Doris and Wendy love to sit and chat and have lunch together, they also take part in activities.

"Doris has a passion for crown green bowls and won hundreds of medals and trophies over the years. She still likes to keep active, and both her and Wendy enjoy our regular armchair exercises, tabletop games, and playing French boules.”

Born into a railway worker’s family, Ms Webberley moved to Northampton when she was eight and then to East Finchley.

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She married her first husband, Arthur, during the Second World War, with whom she had a son, Alan.

During the war, she worked at an ammunitions factory. Later on, she worked at BT as a finance officer, where she met her second husband Stan.

Stan passed away after 60 years of marriage.

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Claire Cleveland, Ms Webberley’s granddaughter, said: "It isn’t every day someone turns a century old.

"She is a wonderful mum, nan, and great-nan we are thrilled to celebrate this special day with her.

"As a family, we want to say a big thank you to everyone at the care home for making Doris’ birthday so special."

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After her retirement, Ms Webberley volunteered at a Cancer Research charity shop, stopping work only when she was 96.