A BURNHAM-on-Sea care home celebrated the birthdays of three residents who turned 100 this year.

The Towans care home in Berrow Road marked the birthday of centenarian Mary Hooper on Thursday (November 28) by hosting an afternoon of celebrations complete with cake, live entertainment from the Flashback Theatre and visits from family and friends.

She was joined by fellow residents Elsie Conelly and Flo Drew who also both turned 100 earlier this year.

Mary was born in Taunton and used to be a teacher.

She said the secret to reaching 100 is ‘hard work.’

Elsie was born in Highbridge on August 14, 1919 and used to be an ATS driver.

She used to enjoy house-sitting and used to look after a home belonging to a Brigadier.

She said the secret to reaching 100 is ‘being happy and being with friends.’

And Flo was born in Bawdrip on May 26, 1919 and used to be a ladies maid.

She used to enjoy dressmaking and often made wedding dresses in her spare time.

A spokesperson for The Towans, said: “We had a lovely afternoon of celebrations to celebrate three special residents.

“We have had live entertainment and a visit from the Queen (well nearly).

“This year we have had three residents that have turned 100.

“Three centenarians in the same home in a year is very rare. It is amazing that all three of our ladies have celebrated their 100th birthdays with us this year.”