The north-east’s newest centenarian celebrated her landmark birthday in style with a “top hats and tiaras” party.
Beryl Booth had a strict dress code for her 100th birthday party, with all guests being required to dress to the nines.
More than 60 guests, aged from one to 100, attended the party at Cowdray Club Care Home in Fonthill, Aberdeen, with friends and family travelling from as far afield as Oman to wish Mrs Booth the best.
Aberdeen City Council’s depute lord provost, Jennifer Stewart also went along to present the birthday girl with her letter from the Queen.
Born on September 30 1919, Mrs Booth was married for 77 years and had four children with her late husband, Alexander Miler Booth.
Mrs Booth began working at the age of 14, helping to care for an elderly neighbour and running the household, before training as a nurse.
It was while she was studying during the Second World War that she met her husband.
Mr Booth was singing at a dance in Yorkshire when his eyes were drawn to her from across the room.
As soon as his performance finished, he approached her and said that he would marry her. The pair tied the knot the next year.
Mrs Booth continued to live independently in her own home after the death of her husband, and moved into the care home earlier this year.
Her daughter, Beryl McKenzie, said: “Throughout her life, my mother has always gone out of her way to care for others, including family and her patients when she was nursing during the war.
“She remains very independent even now and is still extremely house proud after settling into her new life at the care home.”
Kelly Loggie, Cowdray Club Care Home manager said: “Beryl is a pleasure to be around, she has fantastic energy and positivity, which her friends and acquaintances all benefit from.
“It is always a privilege to care for and get to know residents who have such a long and fascinating history.”
The party was combined with the home’s Macmillan Cancer Support coffee morning, raising money for vital support services offered to patients who have been diagnosed with cancer and their families.