100-year-old May is serenaded by 40-piece orchestra on her birthday

A 40-piece orchestra entertained people at the party
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A care home resident has celebrated her 100th birthday in style – serenaded by a 40-piece orchestra.

Mrs Peacock with her card from the Queen
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Mrs Peacock with her card from the Queen Picture: RACHEL EDGE - Credit: RACHEL EDGE

May Peacock became a centenarian on Thursday and the care home she lives at, Mistley Manor, pulled put all the stops for her big day.

A 40-piece orchestra entertained people at the party
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A 40-piece orchestra entertained people at the party Picture: RACHEL EDGE - Credit: RACHEL EDGE

After a leisurely breakfast, May had her hair and make-up done before the afternoon's entertainment began.

A 40-piece orchestra entertained people at the party
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A 40-piece orchestra entertained people at the party Picture: RACHEL EDGE - Credit: RACHEL EDGE

After a quick chorus of Happy Birthday, band Past Times played a mix of golden oldies to the crowds in the sunshine.

Mrs Peacock with her family
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The birthday girl was then entertained by Street Orchestra Live, who squeezed in a performance just hours before they were set to play in Colchester.

The 100th birthday party was held at Mistley Manor in Manningtree
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The 100th birthday party was held at Mistley Manor in Manningtree Picture: RACHEL EDGE - Credit: RACHEL EDGE


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Sonny Smith, catering manager at the home, said when they heard it was May's birthday they couldn't resist coming to help celebrate.

The 100th birthday party was held at Mistley Manor in Manningtree
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The 100th birthday party was held at Mistley Manor in Manningtree Picture: RACHEL EDGE - Credit: RACHEL EDGE

"May had a fantastic time," he said.

Mrs Peacock with her card from the Queen
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Mrs Peacock with her card from the Queen Picture: RACHEL EDGE - Credit: RACHEL EDGE

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"The day couldn't have gone any better.

Mrs Peacock celebrated her 100th birthday in style
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Mrs Peacock celebrated her 100th birthday in style Picture: RACHEL EDGE - Credit: RACHEL EDGE

"She absolutely loved it."

May Peacock's telegram from the MP Amber Rudd
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May Peacock's telegram from the MP Amber Rudd Picture: RACHEL EDGE - Credit: RACHEL EDGE

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