GREAT grandmother Dorothy Kliza was joined by family and friends for her 100th birthday celebrations.

The mother-of-one, grandmother of two and great-grandmother of two marked her milestone at Peel Hey House in Frankby on Sunday afternoon.

During the Second World War, Dorothy was employed by the Ministry of Information working for its censorship department.

The office was responsible for both the issue and censorship of news during wartime.

She met and married an American serviceman, Jim, during the war.

Among those celebrating Dorothy’s birthday was her friend Alma Mayhew, 81.

Paying tribute, Mrs Mayhew told the Globe: "I've known Dorothy for many years and she is a wonderful person.

"She has lived a very interesting life and has done a lot over the years. She has never let life get her down.

"She had her telegram from the Queen and was delighted."