STAFF at a Helsby residential home ensured a 100th birthday party was celebrated in style.
According to grandson Peter, Bet Clarke was spoilt from the moment she woke up.
'I'd like to give a big thank you to the staff at Loxley Hall,' he said. 'As soon as she woke up, my grandmother was having her nails done and make-up put on.
'The buffet was magnificent and they played records when the party began.'
Bet was born Elizabeth Jane Richardson on December 15, 1906, one of a family of eight. She started her working life as a parlourmaid at Lomas' farm in Sutton Weaver.
She married farm labourer, Peter Clarke, and the couple had two sons, Peter and Joe.
To celebrate her birthday Bet was joined by family and friends including her sister Evelyn Johnson, who is also resident at Loxley Hall.
Peter said: 'She had a load of presents and a lovely cake provided by her niece Pat Hayes.'
Unfortunately Peter's mum Mary was too ill to attend.
Youngsters from Elton Primary School joined the celebration by singing Christmas carols.