A NORTHWICH care home resident has celebrated her 100th birthday in style, with a visit from two chauffeur driven Bentley's, as well as several Cheshire police officers.

Dilys Bentley, who lives in Sandiway Residential Care Home, even had the television cameras rolling to mark the milestone on Monday, as ITV's Granada Reports came along to film the occasion.

Making history is nothing new for Dilys, who was one of the very first female employees at the Crewe-based luxury car maker Bentley in 1939, a place where she worked as a secretary until 1950.

Gemma Stott, Admin Manager at the home said: "What an amazing day we’ve had celebrating Dilys' 100th Birthday.

"Bentley and the team came to Sandiway Manor with two cars worth more than £600k and presented her with a personalised number plate.

"Dilys wished for a Bentley car and got the next best thing - a miniature version.

"She was visited by her family, in line with social distancing rules, and also Cheshire Police.

"She has been showered with gifts and received over 140 cards, including one from the Queen."

A spokesman for Bentley said: "We thoroughly enjoyed helping Dilys Bentley, one of the first women to be employed at our Crewe site in 1939, celebrate her 100th birthday.

"Happy birthday Dilys from everyone at Bentley."

Dilys, whose son John Bentley said that, 'despite restrictions, it's been a fantastic day', was also presented with a Commendation from the Chief Constable of Cheshire Police.

A spokesman for the force said: "We attended Sandiway manor this afternoon to visit a very special lady who turned 100.

"Officers attended with presents bought from a collection amongst the local policing unit, but also presented Dilys with the Chief Constable's Commendation."

Sandiway Manor is part of the The Cheshire Residential Homes Trust and was established back in 1952.

Robert MacGregor, CEO of the trust said: "To see a resident celebrate their 100th birthday with their family here will give a lot of people some hope."

As for the birthday girl herself, when asked what her secret was in reaching three figures, she simply replied, 'just keep plodding on'.