A GREAT-great grandmother is celebrating after reaching a milestone birthday.

Doris Stone celebrated her 100th birthday on Wednesday (July 17) with her family at her home in Martley, near Worcester.

Mrs Stone said: “It’s been lovely, an absolutely gorgeous day. I have been sat on my chair while everyone else has been talking.

“It doesn’t feel any different being a hundred. I could still be 70, I feel the same as I did back then.”


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Mrs Stone says she loves spending time with her family. She has four children, four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Relatives who live in America had paid a visit and will also be at her birthday party on Saturday, alongside 60 others who will attend.

Karen Lewis, one of her granddaughters, said: “She hasn’t stopped all day and the phone has been ringing non-stop. We have organised a party at hers on Saturday with her close friends and family. It’ll be like afternoon tea, but much more than that.

“She’s good fun to be with. My grandmother is very kind and loving. She had a very large circle of friends – she was a very popular lady.”

Mrs Stone used to be a secretary at the surgery in Bull Ring, St John's, Worcester, and is well known in the area.

She received 38 birthday cards on her birthday, with many more expected to arrive. Mrs Stone was married for 57 years to her partner Harry, who died in 1996.

She used to love shopping, adding: “I don’t think much about the fashion today. I used to love my fashion. It was the war when I was a child, so we didn’t get much a choice about what to wear back then.”

Mrs Stone added: “I have been blind for two years. It’s really taken all that time to settle down. I just do the bits and bobs I can now.

“I absolutely love politics. I used to be very into public affairs. I also enjoyed reading and playing the piano, before I went blind. I love sleeping now. When you get to my age you seem to get tired quite quickly.”