A CENTENARIAN from Bridgwater has celebrated his birthday with a special meal ordered in from his favourite restaurant.

Harold Hale, who turned 100 at his home in Marina Row over the weekend, celebrated the occasion with over 25 family and friends and enjoyed a meal from the Tudor restaurant in Bridgwater.

His son, Harold Junior, 79, said: “He was in hospital and only came out that week.

“While he was in there I asked him if the food was nice. He said it was, but not as good as a cottage pie from the Tudor, so I arranged for a surprise meal to be delivered from there on his birthday.

“Mike Mouzoure, from the Tudor, delivered it. Dad was full of surprise and his face lit up when he saw Mike.

“We celebrate all our occasions there, so it meant a lot.”

Harold opened his telegram from the Queen and enjoyed a special birthday cake featuring all of his favourite interests, such as skittles, cricket, football and racing.

Harold Jnr said: “He was always very active. He was a bit ill recently, but Bridgwater Hospital sorted him out and he was released in time for his birthday. We can’t thank them enough.”

Harold has two children, Alan, 78 and Harold, 79, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.