Mrs Doris Oliver, a Burpham resident of 50 years, turned 100 years of age this week.
The youngest of 15 children, Doris worked as a telephonist during the war, meeting Queen Elizabath (later the Queen Mother) on a morale boosting tour.
A keen swimmer earlier in life Doris won swimming contests along the Thames. Being keen on singing and amateur dramatics the blowing out of candles on the birthday cake was followed by a good old fashioned sing song of war time classics.
(Photo: Me, Doris and her daughter Christine).