THIS valentines day was special for many, but not as special as it was for one care home resident.

Gwyneth, a resident at Burnworthy House in South Petherton, celebrated her 104th birthday this weekend.

She was born on February 14 1917, when the world was in the middle of another pandemic - and many were suffering from the Spanish Flu.

Gwyneth is the daughter of David John Jones and Emma May, and she grew up in Swansea in South Wales alongside two twin sisters, and an older sister.

She gained a scholarship to Swansea High School where she excelled in English, history, French and music.

Yeovil Express: Gwyneth from Burnworthy House, South Petherton, turns 104

And in 1937, Gwyneth met her future husband - Sidney Thomas Isaac, a chemistry teacher. She had two children with Sidney - Penelope and Gareth.

In 1997, Gwyneth decided to move to Somerset - and found a small modern house in Martock.

And now she spends her time enjoying activities at Burnworthy House.

She was given her Covid-19 vaccination in January this year.

Jaine Thorne, activities lead at Somerset Care, said Gwyneth has made a "big impression" on everyone at the home.

Yeovil Express: Gwyneth from Burnworthy House, South Petherton, turns 104

"Gwyneth is the most amazing character who although she has only been in our care for a few months has made a big impression on us all," she said.

"Just before Christmas she couldn’t wait to play the baby grand piano which we were donated the week she arrived and although she had not played for years, she was determined to have a go and she encouraged our other residents to play or sing along with her.

Yeovil Express: Gwyneth from Burnworthy House, South Petherton, turns 104

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"In January she couldn’t wait to get her Covid vaccine and was so pleased when the member of the team giving her jab spoke Welsh to her, a language she so enjoyed speaking in her past.

"Gwyneth is a force to be reckoned with and she has seen so many amazing things happen in her lifetime, things which we take for granted now.

"Her memories are what best selling books are made of and the twinkle in her eyes says it all."

Yeovil Express: Gwyneth from Burnworthy House, South Petherton, turns 104