A Watford care home resident celebrated turning 104 years old surrounded by friends and family this week.

Mary Booth, living at Brunswick Court in Stratford Road, was joined by her loved ones and other people living in the home for a surprise party on Monday, October 23.

Watford Observer: She celebrated with staff and her family. She celebrated with staff and her family. (Image: Bupa Care Homes)

She was joined by her son Christopher, his wife Brenda and Mary’s four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Mary Booth said: “I had an absolutely wonderful time celebrating my 104th birthday and can’t thank everyone enough for making it such a special day for me.”

Watford Observer: The residents joined in the party. The residents joined in the party. (Image: Bupa Care Homes)

The 104-year-old, who has lived at the site for two years, was also surprised with a homemade cake from the care home's kitchen staff.

She is originally from Sheffield and left school at the age of 14 to work as a sign writer for an uncle.

Mary married her late husband, Raymond, in 1943 and honeymooned in Blackpool. They had two sons and moved to St Albans in 1960.

She is regularly visited by her grandchildren and great grandchildren and shares her memories and love of travel and music.