A care home resident born on Christmas Day is preparing to celebrate her 100th birthday.

Edith Pryor, who lives at Erskine Hall Bupa Care Home in Northwood, will be joined by family and friends to mark the grand occasion.

The soon-to-be centenarian attributes her longevity to a love of whisky, though she admitted that she was forced to give it up a while ago.

“I used to have a tot every night. I’ve stopped now, but it’s sure kept me going,” she explained.

The care home is putting on a party and a special quiz in Edith’s honour.

Megan Guest, activities coordinator at Erskine Hall, said: “Milestones like this don’t come along every day, so we’re pulling out all the stops to help give Edith a memorable birthday.

“She is often on the winning quiz team so we thought it was the ideal way to help make the most of the occasion in the run up to Christmas.”

Born in London, Edith excelled at history and English at school before leaving aged 14 to work in a factory. She also worked as a typist during the Second World War.

She was married for 60 years before her husband died in 2005 and has two sons and a daughter, as well as four granddaughters and three great-grandchildren.