AN ELLESMERE Port woman who has celebrated her 100th birthday admitted she didn’t want her special day to end.

Doris Walters, who lives in Wolverham, enjoyed visits from her family and friends throughout the day, which included her son Robert and all her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She also received a special greetings card from the Queen to mark the milestone.

Doris, who was married to her husband, Robert Snr, for 68 years, said: “It was a wonderful day, I’ve never experienced a day like it in all my life. I was really happy. All the family came round, I didn’t want it to end.

“I’m very proud of the card I got from the Queen. It’s hanging up now and my son said he’s going to put it up in a frame.”

Doris grew up in Primrose Hill, which was close to the old mills and docks that formed part of the main town and went on to raise her children there.

She said: “It was lovely living down there with all the ships coming in. We used to have a lot of fun.

“We all used to go dancing and I met a lot of friends when I went to the Conservative Club. I met my husband at the Majestic, which was a dance hall.

“Everyone went there. We didn’t need to drink, we just went to dance. I’ve had a great life.”

After hanging up her dancing shoes, Doris is now content with watching her favourite TV show, The Bill.