A SUPER centurion says that eating healthily and drinking in moderation are the secret to her long and happy life.
Barbara Flinn recently celebrated her 100th birthday and was joined by her family for a party at Burnlea Nursing Home, including daughters Judith Flinn and Hilary Moran.
The staff at Burnlea provided a magnificent cake and her great grandchildren Tara and Calvin Linn Moran helped blow out the candles. 
Jane Evans, the deputy Lord Lieutenant, presented Barbara with a card from the Queen, which she was very pleased to receive.
She was joined by a few residents and her grandchildren Robert Moran and Louise Moran and received many good wishes from friends on the day.
Barbara says she never drank too much, walked and swam regularly, ate healthily and kept trim.
She came from Cornwall, but lived in Birmingham, Manchester, Devon, Wiltshire and Dorset. 
She has visited Largs for many years with her husband David, who died 20 years ago.
Four years ago she moved here to be near her daughters.
As a young woman she joined the ATS in 1942 and served in an Anti-Aircraft Battery on the Channel coast.
During her life Barbara did much voluntary service. 
She worked for the WRVS as a regional worker, getting homes and jobs for Vietnamese boat people and creating over 20 luncheon clubs in villages around Dorset.
She was awarded the British Empire Medal for this work. 
A committed Christian and Mothers’ Union member, she also helped to develop overseas links with local communities in Zambia. 
As a couple she and David loved travelling in their caravan and enjoyed holidays in France and Scotland.