A BOURTON resident whose smile "lights up the room" has celebrated her 100th birthday.

Phyllis Evans, who lives in Jubilee Lodge Care Centre, in Meadow Way, received a pile of cards and a telegram from The Queen on her birthday last Thursday.

She enjoyed a cake and a party with her fellow residents and is having a party with her family at The Slaughters Country Inn, Lower Slaughter, on Saturday.

It is the first 100th birthday of a resident living in the care home since it was officially opened by HRH Princess Michael of Kent in July 2012.

Angela Alder, general manager, said: "It's a privilege and a honour that she's with us and she's the first resident that's 100. I'm new to the home as well so this just adds to the special occasion.

"She's got the most beautiful smile, her smile lights up the room."

Born to parents Pat and Rex in Yorkshire on March 6, 1914, Mrs Evans was the youngest of five children.

She went to grammar school and liked to play hockey, netball and tennis and was also a keen gardener.

She married her late husband Norman and they had two sons David and Ken and six grandchildren.

Mrs Evans worked as a teaching aid before she retired and enjoys classical music and watching travel programmes.

And when asked the secret to her long life, she said: "My family keep my young. I'm having a lovely day."