Lifelong north Norfolk resident Winifred Pike turns 100

A life-long north Norfolk resident marked a milestone year after turning 100.

Winifred Pike, who was born in West Beckham, was surrounded by friends and family at Whitehaven Residential Home in Sheringham to celebrate her landmark birthday.

An accordion player added a lively theme tune to her celebrations this afternoon and Sheringham mayor Doug Smith made a surprise visit to present her with her birthday card from the Queen.

The great-grandmother-of-two said it was 'marvellous' to have so many well wishers around her and it was lovely to see all of her family.

Mrs Pike, who was widowed after husband Fred died 40 years ago, added: 'I don't feel old. My memory's good, I can go right back to when I was about four-years-old.

'The secret (to long life) is don't smoke for one and to be contended and take things as they come.'

Mrs Pike spent most of her life in Cromer before moving to Blakeney and finally onto Sheringham. She has one son Michael, 67, who was among the many guests who joined her on her special day.

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