It was the year that saw the end of the first World War; traffic lights and hair dryers were not yet on the market – 1918 was also the year Cora Bryant was born.
The great, great grandmother was born Cora Smith in Yorkshire but made her home in Midsomer Norton after her marriage to husband, Ronald Bryant in 1945.
Cora, who now lives in Greenacres, Midsomer Norton based Extra Care facilities run by Sirona care & health, celebrated her century surrounded by family and friends who had made a special cake and bunting with her name written upon it. She has a daughter, Margaret, two grand-children, five great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter.
Cora says she puts her long life down to “having a lovely daughter and being with lots of lovely people.”