BIRTHDAY celebrations were in full swing at a Worcester care home for one resident's 100th birthday.

Arthur Edward Dean enjoyed a party with family and friends to mark the milestone birthday on Saturday, December 19, at Care UK’s Perry Manor care home.

Along with a personal birthday card from The Queen and a cake, which had been specially baked by his daughter, Mr Dean also enjoyed a special rendition of 'happy birthday' by the Woodgreen Church Choir.

Pushpa Sagoo, home manager at Perry Manor in Charles Hastings Way, said: "Residents are at the heart of everything we do here at Perry Manor, and we always take the time to commemorate birthdays and anniversaries.

"In particular, we think it is important to involve friends and loved ones in such important events and to keep to any traditions residents may have around special days.

"Everyone had a fun time joining in the celebrations, Edward had a really wonderful 100th birthday."

Mr Dean was born in Walsall on December 19, 1915.

During the Second World War, he was in the army as part of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and was also involved in bomb disposal.

Following the war, Mr Dean joined the family printing business, Deanson Ltd, in Walsall and went on to start another business, Castle Packaging, where he continued as director until he retired at the age of 65.

In 1948, he married Frances and they had two children, Stephen and Alexandra. He now has four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

In 1958 he married for the second time to Eileen and lived in Sutton Coldfield until he was widowed in 1994.

He then moved into sheltered accommodation in Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield in 2004, where he lived until in March 2015.

He was very active in his younger years and took part in a whole host of hobbies including hockey, golf, walking and gardening. He also enjoyed sailing in a dinghy in Bala, Wales, and he owned a yacht which he sailed in Barmouth, Wales.