100 years old and still going strong - that was the message in Caistor last week as one resident celebrated her personal century.
And Muriel Beal took delivery of a birthday card from the Queen when she reached this magical three figure landmark .
She celebrated with family and friends and took lunch with fellow members of Caistor Luncheon Club in the town’s Methodist Church Schoolroom.
Mrs Beal was born in Tynemouth near Newcastle in 1915 when the First World War was raging.
Her working life was spent as a physiotherapist at Watford Peace Hospital and also at Stratford Hospital, before retiring at the age of 70.
Her husband Lance died in 1992 and it was three years ago Mrs Beal came to live at Caistor and she thinks the world of the place.
“People are very friendly,” she said. “I like it here very much.”
Son Richard and Yvonne Woolston of the Luncheon Club helped Muriel cut her cake and then everyone joined in singing Happy Birthday.
“She always comes to the club and gets on fine with everyone,” said Yvonne.
“She is a lovely gentle lady.”