A great grandmother who lived through both World Wars has celebrated a very special birthday with friends and staff at a Slough care home.

Nora Muchmore celebrated her 109th birthday at Oxford House Nursing Home on January 7.

Staff at Oxford House said: "We felt that reaching the ripe age of 109 we had to celebrate this very special Birthday with Nora.

"Nora is a great resident. She has a typical London accent and she knows all the lingo.

"Nora has always been a happy go lucky person normally full of beans.

"She loves to chat and laugh with staff and isn’t afraid to say exactly what she is thinking"

Speaking about her secret to a long life, Nora said: "Just being happy and enjoying your family.

"Live your life to the full and enjoy every moment as nobody knows when it will end."

Nora grew up in Lambeth, London, and went on to work in a dressmakers shop.

At 14 she met her husband Bert, who she married in 1935 and soon gave birth to her daughter Joan.

Nora sadly lost her husband Bert in 1977 and Joan in 2008.

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