A RESIDENT at an Alcester care home has reached her 100th birthday - and celebrations are in in full swing.

Cherry Tree Care Home resident Mrs Hilda Tenten was joined by staff as they all raised a glass in honour of her landmark birthday (Monday, May 18).

Activities coordinator Jo-Anne treated residents to a slide show of Hilda’s life using her family photo albums, and she received a pamper session and special birthday cake made by the home’s chef Chris Aston.

Hilda has been a much loved residents at the Alcester care home for just over 10 years.

She was born in Hammersmith, London during the1920s and married in 1945. She is a well-travelled lady, having supported her husband throughout his diplomatic career.

They hosted parties to entertain his connections across the globe, including those in London, India, South Africa and the Caribbean.

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Hilda starting work at age 14 for the Post Office Savings Bank and, during the war years, she found the energy and determination to support the fire service in her afternoons and evenings.

Then in 1966, Hilda became an Executive Officer for The Department of Environment in Surrey - only retiring from civil service in 1993.

Hilda has two devoted daughters, Pauline and Brenda, and a beautiful granddaughter Nicola.

The birthday girl said: "I really don’t want any fuss, it’s only a birthday"

Debbie Osborne, general manager of the home, said: "We’re delighted to be celebrating a truly remarkable woman as she reaches this amazing milestone.

"Having a birthday during the restrictions can be hard, we will ensure Hilda can link ‘virtually’ with her family.

"As ‘queen’ for the day, we’ll do all we can to make this an extra special turn of her very own century."