THE traditional adverts always said it was good for you.

And while Guinness has long abondoned its old slogan, 104-year-old Josephine Hulme is living proof that the claim may just be true.

Mrs Hulme drinks one can of the famous Irish stout every evening and recently celebrated her 104th birthday with two parties at Lever Edge Care Home.

Staff at the care home make weekly shopping trips to ensure that “the black stuff” is in plentiful supply for their oldest resident.

Debbie Scrivens, who is deputy manager at the home, said: “Josie is an amazing person — she’s still full of life and she’s very headstrong.

“She gets on well with everyone at the care home and she’s a pleasure to have here.

“She’s always said Guinness is what’s kept her going and we make sure we go to the shops every week to buy her some.

“If this is what Guinness does for you, I think I need to drink it more often.”

Mrs Hulme was born on May 24, 1910, and was one of nine children. She attended St Joseph’s School in Halliwell until she was 14, before going on to work in various mills across Great Lever.

She later worked as a cleaner for Bolton Council.She married Stanley Hulme at 21 and they were together for 51 years until his death. They never had children Mrs Hulme, known as Josie to friends, still enjoys bingo and dancing.

The centenarian is a popular figure at Lever Edge and, despite her years, staff described her as a “feisty little thing”.

She was previously featured in The Bolton News, when she celebrated her 100th birthday at the care home and received a special telegram from The Queen.