A Portland centenarian celebrated her 100th birthday with more than 40 cards from friends and family.

Born in 1917, Rebecca Grace Hall, nee Matthews, is one of four Daughters born who lived in Brandy Row for most of her childhood.

During the Second World War she moved to High Wickham to make valves for radios and soon after met her future husband Tom Hall.

The couple were married in October 1945 before returning to the island.

The newlyweds settled in Pound Piece and had two daughters Margaret and Christine and a son Terry.

Rebecca, fondly known as Rebie, still lives there today and now has six grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren.

She celebrated the milestone occasion on Thursday, November 2 with a card from the Queen and a telegram from the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions David Gauke.

Rebie was also treated to a birthday bouquet and chocolates from both Weymouth Morrisons and team at Tesco’s in Easton who also serenaded her with a rendition of Happy Birthday.

Rebie’s granddaughter Tina Hutchins said: “The gifts came thick and fast and her lounge now looks like a florist shop.

“She could give Willy Wonker a run for his money in the chocolate department as well. She also received two cakes on the day, one from a cousin and one from her eldest daughter.

“Many visitors came in through the day to wish her a happy birthday including a special visitor, her sister Grace who at 92 isn’t far behind her.

“They sat for a while reminiscing over their past and has a good chuckle together.”

Rebie, along with her children and some grandchildren, marked the day with a meal at The Sugar Loaf Cafe in Easton.

On the Saturday evening the 100-year-old celebrated surrounded by loved ones with a grand party at the Isle of Portland football ground Blues Club complete with a buffet and a disco.