A 100-year-old great grand father from Bexley has celebrated his centenary in style by having three parties in two days.

Stanley Pape, from Sidcup, turned 100 on October 25 and celebrated with friends, family and even the mayor at the parties.

Mr Pape celebrated at the KAB Sidcup VIP Club for the visually impaired on October 26 with a surprise visit from mayor of Bexley councillor Peter Reader, then partied again at sheltered accommodation where he lives.

A third party was held at Holy Trinity Church Hall where Mr Pape celebrated with his family and friends.

Mr Pape lost his sight following the death of his wife Ada in 1996. He moved from his home in Letchworth to be nearer his two grand children and six great grand children.

He said:” My friends and family mean so much to me as do my friends in Probus, the Kent Association for the Blind, UK Blind Veterans and Holy Trinity Church Lamorbey”.

"I was so taken back by the events that I needed a lie down to get over the fun and attention”.

Mr Pape served in the RAF and retired from his work as an environmental health officer in 1985.