It was party time at the Marlborough Lodge care home as one of its residents turned 100.

Nellie Andrews has called the London Road home since 2013.

And workers there pulled out all the stops for her birthday party with a ukulele player and singer to knock out some tunes for a sing song.

“She was always fond of Frankie Vaughan when she was younger," said her son Barry.

Nellie, originally from Fordingbridge in Hampshire, got a card from the Queen and one from the staff at the home.

She was treated to a huge yellow-and-white birthday cake with flowers on it in the shape of 100, made by the staff in the home’s kitchen.

Nellie was joined in the celebrations by her family from Upavon and Devizes – two sons, Graham and Barry, her three grandaughters and her 11-year-old great-grandaughter.

Care assistant Tom Knight said: “Nellie is a huge part of the Lodge family and hopefully she will be for many years to come.”

“She loves a cup of tea, so I expect there will be a lot of tea drunk today with the cake.”

Son Barry said that during the war, Nellie had helped out in various agricultural roles.

“I’m not sure if she was in the land army,” he said.

“But she was definitely working on the land in the war years.”

Nellie is the oldest resident at the home, but staff let slip that another big birthday bash is on the cards next year for another 99-year-old resident.

Marlborough Lodge manager Anaz Bashir said: “It has been a lovely birthday for Nellie.

"The staff and other residents will certainly enjoy sharing the birthday cake and maybe singing along to the ukulele."