Dorothy reveals ‘secret’ after reaching 103

PUBLISHED: 14:43 17 June 2015 | UPDATED: 14:43 17 June 2015

Dorothy Blackmore

Dorothy Blackmore

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A WESTON woman is celebrating her 103rd birthday this week.

Dorothy Blackmore, who has lived Weston for more than 80 years, celebrated the milestone birthday on Tuesday with a party at Beaufort Hall Nursing Home.

Dorothy came from Wales at the age of 19 to work for her brother-in-law, who was the manager of the Royal Pier Hotel.

Dorothy said her favourite pastime was going into Weston town centre and looking round the shops, something she carried on doing into her 90s.

She said: “I feel very grateful to have seen so much and been able to carry on so long. I was still doing my housework well into my nineties. I loved looking after my garden, I could still kneel down and do the little bits and pieces – I would stay out there until 10 at night, weather permitting.

“I believe the secret is to keep on going and stay active doing the things you love.”

Residents and staff at the nursing home in Birnbeck Road joined in with helping Dorothy celebrate her special day, with a quiz, magic show and some of Dorothy’s favourite music.

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