A SURPRISE party has been held to a mark a milestone.

Alan Wilson never stopped smiling as he celebrated his 100th birthday with family and friends.

The centenarian lives at The Willows Nursing Home in Knutsford.

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Alan was delighted to share his special day with his wife, Margaret, who recently moved in to be near him.

The couple have been married for 64 years.

She read a telegram from King Charles as he was showered with gifts, champagne and balloons.

Lynne Morrilly, activity coordinator, said: “Alan had a really nice day celebrating his birthday and had a huge smile on his face throughout the day.

“Having Margaret move into the home has been great for him, especially as they have been married for 64 years.

Knutsford Guardian: Margaret and Alan Wilson have been married for 64 yearsMargaret and Alan Wilson have been married for 64 years (Image: The Willows Nursing Home)

“They are both living on the same floor and it's so nice to see them together.

“Alan's family were very impressed with the celebrations and enjoyed the day with the rest of us.”

Son Paul and his wife, Margharet,  joined residents for the occasion.

“The family have planned a meal out for Alan and Margaret once their daughter, Melanie comes back to the UK,” said Lynne.

Knutsford Guardian: Alan was delighted to receive a telegram from King CharlesAlan was delighted to receive a telegram from King Charles (Image: The Willows Nursing Home)

“Everyone had a great day. All the staff got stuck in and sang ‘Happy Birthday’ when Alan came into the room.”

The home in Mobberley provides general nursing and dementia care for 61 residents.