A WOMAN celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by friends and family.

Ada Fraser, who is a resident of The Old Vicarage care home in Leigh near Sherborne, turned 100 earlier this month.

A party was arranged to mark her milestone, which was attended by her friends and family.

She was also sent a card from Her Majesty the Queen and a special cake was made for her.

Home Manager Louise Turner said, “It was wonderful to celebrate Ada’s birthday, seeing her surrounded by her loved ones. She is such a lovely lady, with a fascinating history and career, we all enjoy hearing about her past.

“On behalf of everyone at the Old Vicarage, I would like to wish Ada a very happy 100th birthday.”

Mrs Fraser was born in 1919 in Kilchoan, Ardnamurchan, which is the westernmost point of the British mainland.

She attended Edinburgh University, where she gained a degree in English and Latin before becoming a teacher.

Mrs Fraser taught at Lockerbie Academy in Scotland where she met her husband, Wilson.

The couple married in 1948 and raised two sons, Stuart and Donald.

Mrs Fraser sadly lost her husband to illness in 1975, and after her 80th birthday she moved nearer to her younger son in London. In 2004 she moved with him again to Dorchester, before relocating to her current home in Leigh.

With family in the Highlands, Somerset, Dorset and Canada, Ada has always enjoyed travelling. She loved to be out in the fresh air, walking with family and her beloved dogs, and instead now enjoys riding in a convertible car, feeling the wind in her hair.