A golfing grandmother has celebrated her 90th birthday.

Grace White, of Upton-by-Chester, marked the milestone by having lunch with friends and family at the Mollington Banastre Hotel.

Grace is a member of Upton Golf Club and still enjoys a nine or 12-hole game of golf, as well as her other passions of gardening and bridge.

Born in Preston, she went to train as a PE teacher at Chelsea College in London in 1943, and was evacuated to Aberystwyth University for the remainder of World War Two.

She then took up teaching posts in Yorkshire before moving to Cambridgeshire after her marriage in 1949.

She taught there before leaving full-time teaching to bring up her four children and then returning to teaching in primary schools before her retirement.

Many friends around the city

During that time she became Chair of the National Union of Teachers for Cambridgeshire.

In 1988, Grace moved to Chester to be nearer to grandchildren, and initially put her teaching experience to use as a voluntary assistant at Dorin Park School in Upton. She also became a member of Upton Horticultural Society, where she won numerous of trophies.

As well as spending time with her children and grandchildren, Grace has many friends around Chester.

In recent years she has been a regular Saturday volunteer at the Save the Children shop in Chester, and she is also an enthusiastic member of the sewing group at Upton Parish Church.