A former Blyth florist and widow of a school headmaster has celebrated her 102nd birthday.
Jean Gair, a resident at the Thomas Knight home in Beaconsfield Street, Blyth, for the past three years, marked the occasion with a party for relatives and friends.
She has lived all her life in Blyth and ran a florists shop in Bowes Street for many years.
Some of the flowers sold were grown by husband Jack, who was not only headmaster of Bebside Senior School but was a prize-winning gardener and leek grower up to the time of his death in 1987.
Mrs Gair is a staunch member of the Central Methodist Church, which stands opposite the Thomas Knight home, was a flower arranger there for many years.
Two years ago, on her 100th birthday, she received a telegram of congratulations from the Queen with a photograph of Her Majesty, which takes pride of place in her room.