MAISIE Stocks has never smoked, never drunk a drop of alcohol and never used a swear word. She's recently celebrated her 100th birthday!

She has lived through two world wars and produced nine children, 21 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

Maisie was surrounded by her family as she celebrated her centenary - compete with a massive cake, flowers, balloons, cards - and a telemessage from the Queen.

Maisie married Wilfred Tibble in 1933. They lived in Regent Street in South Hiendley, until 30 years ago when they moved to her present council bungalow in Churchfield Close, Havercroft.

She puts her longevity down to leading a healthy life and "being a happy person".

She says: "I'm happy and try to look on the bright side of life - I'm just looking forward to keeping on living."