A BELOVED great, great grandmother has celebrated her 100th birthday at an Andover care home.

Vicky Aldridge, who is a resident at Mountwood Care Home, in Millway Road, received a telegram from the Queen and celebrated her big day on Wednesday with family and staff who organised a party for her.

Vicky has been at the home since 2015, and enjoys watching the BBC with her friends and eating dark chocolate.

During the day she shared memories of her life including her marriage to husband Norman at the age of 21.

The pair enjoyed socialising and ballroom dancing at the local British Legion club, and even received a card from The Queen on their 60th wedding anniversary, before Norman died aged 89.

The couple had two children, three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and six great, great grandchildren.

Daughter Christine Rolfe made the trip to see her mother on the big day, along with Vicky’s younger sister Rene, 97.

Home manager Sharon Daley said: “Vicky is a popular resident, and it was lovely to be joined by members of her family to celebrate her big day.”

Vicky’s daughter Christine said: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to Mountwood for organising the lovely party for my mum. The staff have taken excellent care of her over the past three years, and she had a great time celebrating with us all today.”

Mountwood forms part of Larchwood Care and is managed by Healthcare Management Solutions. The service provides residential and nursing care for up to 39 older people.