A PONTYPOOL woman, who says she still only feels 25, is celebrating her 100th birthday.

Winifred Williams is the matriarch to five generations of her family.

Since she was born in 1918, she has lived through two World Wars, the Wall Street Crash, the assassination of John F Kennedy, and Neil Armstrong landing on the moon, as well as other historic dates.

Commonly known as Win, there was a uniquely memorable moment for Mrs Williams as she turned 100 today.

“I was born in Pontnewynydd,” she said. “My father was a miner. I had a brother and sister. I was 21 when I got married and met my husband Jim in Pontypool Park.

"I have seen a lot of change.”

Glancing back, Mrs Williams, who lives in Arthur Jenkins Home, in Blaenavon, said she had a few jobs over the years.

“I worked as a domestic and did as a maid as well,” she said. “I have also lived in quite a few places."

On turning 100, Mrs Williams had some advice to share to younger generation and the secret to a long life.

“Go on as you want to – that is my advice for people,” she said.

“I wanted to dance, so I did dance. I have been dancing by whole life.

“I liked the Charleston dance. I would dance with bands and with my friends.

“I only feel 25-years-old still.”

Arthur Jenkins’ deputy manager, Denise Shanahan, added: “We are thrilled to be able to celebrate Win’s special birthday and it’s lovely that so many of her family and friends enjoyed the party. "