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Dot toasts 100th birthday with ginger beer.

FORMER housekeeper Dot Print now enjoys being waited on, as she celebrates her 100th birthday.

After spending most of her working life "in service" Dot is cared for at Haven Nursing Home in Ash Green, where family members gathered to share her special day.

There was nothing stronger than ginger beer to toast teetotal Dot's milestone. She was delighted to show off her card from the Queen but declared: "I never wanted to be 100. The world is not the same as it used to be, although I have had a happy life."

Born Dorothy Annie Nurser in Coleshill on July 12, 1912, she was married to David William Print on August 13, 1938 at Coleshill Church. The ceremony was at 8am "to avoid all the fuss" and the couple travelled the same day by coach to Paignton for their honeymoon.

Dot was a housekeeper for Dr Smith in Meriden, who left her a house in recognition of her many years of dedicated service to him and his family. Dot later went on to work as a silver service waitress for local engineering firm Keelavite Hydraulics and after retiring liked to look after the garden at her Meriden home.

A widow, since 1974, Dot moved to the Haven two years ago.

She has a son Brian, two grandchildren, Jon and Clare and two great grandchildren, Jack and Jenson.

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FAMILY GREETINGS: Dot Print shows off her card from the Queen to (from left) grand-daughter Clare, great- grandson Jack, grandson Jon and son Brian
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