Former milliner at Topliss of Market Rasen - Nancy Bamford - celebrated her 100th birthday at the weekend.
Family and friends gathered at The Poplars to toast the centenarian, who sparkled on her big day as she met up with her many well wishers.
“Thank you very much all my friends; I am very pleased to see you,” she said.
Nancy was born in Market Rasen, where he father was a cabinet maker.
She was one of three sisters, who were all very close.
“They are a good advert for the fine Lincolnshire air,” said Nancy’s niece Bronwen Shannon. “Nancy is wonderful for 100 and her sisters lived to be 92 and 98.”
And the secret of this long life says Nancy - a thimbleful or two of brandy every day.
Nancy’s first husband was Carver Adcock and she later married Leslie Bamford.
She was a great cook and a fine crocheter, creating squares to make hundreds of blankets over the years for the Oxfam charity; something she continued with until very recently.
Nancy lived in her own home until she was 95 and then moved to The Poplars.
“We are very grateful to The Poplars for the care she receives,” added Bronwen.