Residents of Radnor Gardens came together over the Bank Holiday weekend to celebrate one of the area's oldest residents.

Doris Pickett celebrated her 100th birthday, on August 25, in true community spirit as residents created a street party to honour Twickenham's newest centenarian.

Lee Hopkins, resident and organiser for the event said: “The residents of Radnor Gardens are delighted to have been able to hold this fantastic street party to celebrate with Doris and her family as well as having the opportunity to socialise together.

"Several of us have lived in this lovely street for many years but this is the first such event since 1981 when a party was to held to celebrate the Royal Wedding."

Originally from Kingston - Ms Pickett has lived in Twickenham for the last 35 years.

The single mother of four raised her children in Teddington following the death of her husband, who died 15 years after the wedding.

During the war, Ms Pickett volunteered with the Wrens and also served on HMS Valkyrie.

She also worked as a dinner lady and school nursing assistant at Hampton Wick Infant School

Ms Pickett was joined by around 30 family members and residents to celebrate her special day and children were entertained with crafts, face painting and a bouncy castle.

Marquees were set up to protect party goers from the heat as Ms Pickett was presented with a birthday cake and a card which showcased her biggest accomplishments over the past ten years.

A local swing band called the Swing Dogs also performed at the event alongside The Riverkites and a firework display was on show towards the end of the evening.

Mr Hopkins added: "All the planning and hard work seems to have paid off and we are thrilled that the party was such a success.

"We are also really pleased that an informal collection during the day raised some £446 for the Alzheimer's Society.

"We are very grateful to everyone who helped or contributed in some way, including our neighbours in Heath Gardens who lent us their bunting.

"We couldn’t have done it without everyone being involved in some way.

"It was a brilliant day... Happy 100th birthday Doris!”