WILTSHIRE'S oldest resident has celebrated her birthday in style at a Trowbridge care home.

Madge Norfolk celebrated her 108th birthday at The Wingfield on Tuesday, March 9 with a complementary concert online from local band Muzical Entertainerz and her family zooming in to join in the fun.

Madge, who was born in 1913, was joined by staff, and other residents as she received a telegram from the Queen in recognition of her landmark birthday.

A champagne reception was also held and everyone enjoyed a special birthday cake made by the home’s chef Robert Norman.

The home was also overwhelmed by the response after sending a shout-out on Facebook to the local community to send in cards to Madge to help mark her amazing milestone.

Activities coordinator Kei Leus said cards, gifts and messages of well wishes had poured in.

Madge said: “Everyone has made me feel so special. I have felt like the Queen all day.

"The best bit was seeing my family even though it was virtually."

Mrs Norfolk is the oldest resident of Wiltshire. The oldest person in Britain is Sarah Priest, of Swanage in Dorset, who is 112.

Kei, who played host for the afternoon, said: “Madge is and has been a fantastic resident and friend to so many over the past hundred and eight years, and it’s wonderful to be with her on this very special day to say just how proud she makes us feel.”

Peter Mason, general manager of The Wingfield, added: “We’re delighted to be celebrating a truly remarkable woman as she reaches this amazing milestone.

"Madge is such a popular resident who always has an interesting tale to tell, and we look forward to hearing many more.”

The Wingfield care home is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers, which is committed to delivering personalised care across its care homes and hospitals.

The Wingfield provides residential care, nursing care and dementia care for residents from respite care to long term stays.