A GREAT-grandmother from Birkenhead has celebrated her 100th birthday with friends and family.

Doreen Smart marked the milestone with a special party at home in Heswall.

Among those saying 'happy birthday' were her six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Born in Birkenhead in 1919, Doreen married Douglas, son of a local business owner and together they had two daughters, Susan and Jane.

She worked in the family business, watchmaker jewellers EA Smart & Son.

Founded in 1897, the company was originally located on Borough Road and latterly Grange Road West, Birkenhead.

Her family puts her longevity down to lots of laughter and regular gin and tonics.