A care home resident from East Lancashire has celebrated her 100th birthday this week.

Elsie Andrews, a resident of Pendlebrook Care Home in Oswaldtwistle, turned 100 years old on Monday, February 19.

Surrounded by family and friends, Elsie celebrated her milestone birthday with a party filled with music and memories.

Lancashire Telegraph:

Activity co-ordinator, Claire Rothwell, said: "Elsie has had an amazing weekend of celebrations for her 100th birthday.

"She is a very fit and active 100-year-old lady, still enjoying outings in the minibus and doing chair-based exercises.

"She said that she didn't want a fuss, but has thoroughly enjoyed all the attention."

The celebrations continued the following day with a delightful afternoon tea party shared with her fellow residents at Pendlebrook.

To mark her momentous occasion, the Mayor and Mayoress of Hyndburn also paid a special visit and local singer Kyle Harrison entertained the guests with his songs.

Lancashire Telegraph:

Born in Chorley in 1924 as the youngest of four children, Elsie's life has amounted to hard work, dedication, and a love for family.

At the young age of 14, she left school and began working in the laundry industry, contributing to her family's well-being.

Elsie met her husband at Washington Hall, Chorley when World War II broke out.

Together, they built a fulfilling life with their two daughters, Hilary and Susan.

Elsie's family tree further blossomed with six grandsons, Nicholas, Mark, Daniel, Simon, Paul and Thomas.

She also has five great-grandchildren - Holly, Emily, Amelia, William and Ava.

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Her husband's job took them on a journey across northern England, with Accrington eventually becoming their place of retirement.

Throughout her life, Elsie immersed herself in music and still enjoys a weekly visit to Oswaldtwistle Mills with her daughters for a shopping trip and a hot chocolate.

She received a card from King Charles and Queen Camilla, a testament to her remarkable journey and a cherished memento of her 100th year.