ONE of Corsham’s oldest residents has celebrated her 107th birthday in style with cake and a card from The Queen.

Dorothy Dagger was the special VIP at a birthday party at the Orders of St John Care Trust Hungerford House care home in Beechfield Road.

She hosted a party for close family and friends, including her niece Marie Burton and nephew Leslie Ball, and later shared the cake with other residents and staff.

Dorothy was born in Bath on October 31, 1911, the youngest of the four children of Alice and Herbert Ball.

She lived in Bath until marrying Sidney Dagger, in 1941 and moving to Corsham, where he worked for the Ministry of Defence and then later the Post Office. The couple had no children.

Dorothy said: “My motto for life is to treat other people as you would wish to be treated yourself and to be kind to others.”

Mr Dagger died in 1981 and Dorothy lived at Neston until she was 102, when she had a fall and her family decided she should move into care.

her niece Marie Burton and nephew Leslie Ball felt she would be decided that perhaps she should move to a care home.

She is still benefiting from her husband’s £176-a month Post Office pension.