A CAVERSHAM resident was "absolutely made" after a tea party was thrown to celebrate her milestone 100th birthday.

Nancy Lynch turned 100 years old on December 1 and a tea party was thrown at Priory Court where she lives, yesterday (December 2) to celebrate.

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Friends of Nancy's enjoyed glasses of bubbly, cakes and nibbles as they joined in with the celebrations which had been organised by her daughter, Maria Clarkson.

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Speaking of the celebrations, Nancy said: “I’m absolutely made.

"I didn’t expect anything like this.”

A toast was made to Nancy before everybody wished her a happy birthday.

Nancy explained the secret to living a happy and healthy life is "having a nice daughter" who takes care of her.

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She also handed out some life tips.

She said: “Live a straight, honest life and don’t be crooked.

"Be straightforward and honest with people.”

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Nancy was born in southern Ireland and moved to England when she was 18 years old and worked as a mental health nurse.

Later in life she ran a chiropodist/ massage business with her husband in Fleet before moving to Reading six or seven years ago.

For her 100th birthday, Nancy received money from the president of southern Ireland and a gift from Pope Francis which hangs on her wall.

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