A Keighley woman says that the key to a long life is not to worry and to be happy.

Edith Waterhouse celebrated her 100th birthday on Tuesday with family, friends and the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress at a special party at the Oaks Resource Centre.

Mrs Waterhouse left school aged 12 and went to work at a mill on Aireworth Road, Keighley. She didn't work after the age of 21, when she married her late husband Robert Waterhouse.

They had one daughter, Irene, who died in 1975, and Mrs Waterhouse has two grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Born at Rose Street in Thwaites, Mrs Waterhouse moved 30 years ago to Bogthorn, where she continues to live independently.

She says: "I have had a really lovely day but have been a bit overwhelmed by it all. The secret of a long life is not to worry and to laugh. Laughter is the best for good health and a long life."

Her granddaughter Christine Hart of Fell Lane says: "My grandmother is very independent and she has enjoyed today with the cake and everything and we'll be celebrating as a family with a meal on Sunday. It's been a lovely day."

Lord Mayor Cllr Richard Wightman helps Edith Waterhouse celebrate her 100th birthday at the Oaks resource centre, Oakworth Road