A WEE COUNTY resident celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by friends and family earlier this month.

Alloa's Peggy Wilson became a centenarian on January 5, and marked the occasion with a party at Parklands Care Home, where she currently stays.

She was joined by her loved-ones for the big day, with five generations on hand to mark the occasion.

Speaking to the Advertiser after the event, her daughter Margaret said: "It was great, it was fantastic.

"Quite a lot of people turned up: a lot of family and old neighbours she had.

"There was about 30 people there.

"It was a really good day."

Peggy Anderson was born in 1920 on Greenfield Street, and has always been known in Alloa as "Wee Peggy".

She married Bill Wilson in 1948, and the pair went on to have two daughters – Margaret and Elizabeth.

She also has six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and one great-great grandson.

Peggy was well known in Alloa while she worked at Patons and Baldwins Mill.

But for a spell she left the mill to make wing tips which were used on Lancaster Bombers during World War Two.

After that, she returned to work for Patons and Baldwins until her retirement in 1980.

In the years after that, she enjoyed trips to Australia and Jamaica.

Now she is enjoying her time living at Parklands Care Home, which is very close to where she spent most of her years.

A spokesperson for the care home said Peggy is now one of several of the home’s centenarians.

And she has apparently joined an illustrious group of residents, who all regularly impress staff with their flare for life.

The spokesperson said: “Peggy is number three on the 100 list [for us].

“I think she does incredibly well for her age, and she’s quite feisty.

“[Our] residents that are 100, some of them are up walking with their zimmers, and singing, and we’re like: ‘How on earth are you that age.’”

The spokesperson added that Parklands staff were also looking forward to having Peggy for much more time to come.