LOCKDOWN didn't stop this wonderful woman raising a glass to toast her 104th birthday through the window with her family.

Mary Berry spent her 104th birthday with staff and friends at Spennymoor Care Home, Smithills, with family able to wave and talk to her from a distance through her window.

Mary was visited by her two sons, Phil, 75, and Frank, 68, and their families as she celebrated the milestone on May 15.

Mary has been a resident at Spennymoor for over 15 years with Frank describing the staff at the care home as “very good and very caring, they look after her very well.”

Despite not being allowed to go into the care home at this time, with both Frank and Phil visiting regularly before that, they were able to drop off presents and cards to her at a safe distance on the day.

In all Mary has three sons, the oldest being Phil who lives in Smithills, and Frank who lives in Harwood.

Mary brought them up on her own as her husband died when their children were still young.

They lived on Plodder Lane, Farnworth, opposite the hospital where after spending some time running her husband's newsagents, she trained as a hairdresser.

She created a salon at the front of the family house and worked there for over 30 years before retiring.

Frank said: “She learned hairdressing when she was 45, and worked until she was 75. She used to cut mine and my brother's hair.”