A FOOTBALL-LOVING great-great-grandmother has celebrated her 100th birthday at her Barry care home.

Margaret Ann Elizabeth Davies, who supports Liverpool and Cardiff City FC, enjoyed a family party at Orchard House on her birthday, Friday, June 15.

Mrs Davies, who has one daughter, two grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and seven great, great, grandchildren, marked the occasion by savouring some wonderful cakes and receiving a traditional message and card from Queen Elizabeth II, first minister Carwyn Jones, Vale MP Alun Cairns and family and friends.

Mrs Davies was born and educated in Liverpool and married George Davies, of Bolton, in December 1940 after they first met outside a cinema.

Mr Davies served in Africa in the 8th Armoured Division during the Second World War while Mrs Davies, who had worked in a Liverpool China shop, worked in a munitions factory.

The couple left for Pontypridd in 1945 where Mr Davies opened a tannery and was awarded a BEM for services to industry.

They moved to Winston Square in Barry in 1959 where they opened a paint and wallpaper shop.

Mrs Davies also looked after five young trainee doctors who would travel to Cardiff.

Mrs Davies said the secret of a long-life was to be a “good citizen”.

She said: It’s being helpful and kind to people.

“I’ve been told I have a lovely character and I never cause any problems.”

Mrs Davies thanked her family and staff for their support.