Chocolate, cake and music are secret to long life according to Burnley great great grandmother as she turns 100

Chocolate, cake and singing... those are the three things in life that Mary Wilson loves.

Thursday, 6th February 2020, 9:32 am
Updated Friday, 7th February 2020, 9:06 am

And they must be good for you as Mary has just celebrated her 100th birthday.

Four generations of Mary's family gathered for a celebratory party at The Grove Care Home in Burnley, where she moved to in October.

Among those celebrating were Mary's son and daughter Keith and OIwyn, her seven grandchildren, great grandchilden and even great great grandchildren.

As she loves music The Grove booked singer Kirstie Charles who sang all Mary's favourite songs which she joined in with. And staff had a cake specially made to mark Mary's landmark birthday.

Originally from Coventry, Mary lived in North Wales and Oswaldtwistle for many years.

Laura Foulds, who is the care home's activity coordinator, said: "We had an amazing day and Mary enjoyed every last minute with all her family and she was still singing when she went to bed.

"Mary did have four children but her daughters, Janet and Pamela, died."