A defiant and adventurous 106-year-old is refusing to let coronavirus lockdown ruin her birthday plans.
Gwen Myerscough will hit the incredible milestone on Monday, April 6 and is believed to be one of the oldest living scousers – but she has no plans to slow down just yet.
The Allerton woman, who was supposed to be celebrating her special day with boat trip on the Llangollen canal, spent her last two birthdays driving a train and taking a helicopter trip over Liverpool.
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, Gwen's trip was cancelled but she intends to mark it in its own special way and reschedule for a later date.
Talking about his mother, 76-year-old Fred Myerscough told the ECHO that she was less than impressed when she found out they wouldn't be able to go on the boat trip.
He said: "When I told her it would have to be put off she wasn't happy but she understood.
"She's staying with my wife and I in Shropshire at the minute so instead we will be having a party for the three of us with some cake and champagne.
"We'll video call her niece, Sue and great niece, Julia as well so that will keep her happy. She's still very keen to mark it even though we can't go out."
Gwen is a dedicated member of the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral and has been attending for the last 60 years.
Fred said she is annoyed that she won't be able to attend for a bit but can be heard on the phone regularly to all her friends up in Liverpool.
He said: "She is a very popular lady and will be missing everyone while she is down here for the next wee while but she's never off the phone.
"Always chatting to someone about something. She gets really pleased when she gets calls."
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Fred said his mother would say her secret to a long and happy life is to keep in touch with those around you but admitted that she "likes a tipple".
He added: "She likes a small glass of champagne now and again.
"We'll be sitting in the evening and she'll ask if there's any going and jokes that she'll need to be carried to bed if there is."