A FAMILY get-together and a card from the Queen helped make the 100th birthday of Ludgershall resident Alice Williamson a very special day.

Alice's birthday co-incided with the centenary of the famous Cadbury's Dairy Milk so she also received a congratulatory card and chocolates from the confectionery company.

Alice,who was born in a Buckinghamshire village in 1905, says she has looked after herself all her life and never smokes or drinks.

She keeps her mind active by completing wordsearch competitions and despite being a little hard of hearing is very happy in her home at Bartlett House where she has lived for the past two years.

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