12:45PM, Sunday 12 April 2015
Friends, relatives and well-wishers gathered to celebrate the 100th birthday of a Windsor lady on Wednesday.
Around 40 people joined Lilian Hipkins at her sheltered housing at Manor Farm House, in Manor Farm Close, to mark her special day.
Guests arrived to kick-start Lilian’s party at noon and the celebrations carried on right through the afternoon with the last party members leaving just after 5pm.
Lilian received a message from the Queen to mark her milestone, as well as greetings from the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Iain Duncan Smith.
She was also inundated with an array of presents including clothes, chocolates and flowers.
Lilian has been living in Windsor for over 13 years after she moved from north London to becloser to her family in Slough.
Alan Forbes, Lilian’s cousin, said the party had been a great opportunity for her to catch up with friends and relatives that she hadn’t seen for a while.
“The party went really well.
“A lady from the home organised all the food and she did a great job.
“Lilian just keeps going which is amazing,” said Slough resident Alan.
More than 50 street parties are set to take place this weekend across the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and the surrounding areas.
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