A woman who recently celebrated her 95th birthday feels the 1960s were the happiest time of her life.

Kathleen Baines – who lives at Friends of the Elderly’s residential care home, The Lawn, in Alton – was born in Derbyshire on April 1, 1928, but greeted the arrival of 1960 as a 31-year-old living in Southampton.

The former florist said: “My favourite decade of all has been the 60s. I was grown up by then and could go out and enjoy myself. The ‘Swinging Sixties’ was a great time to be young. The music, fashion, art, innovation and even the toys were all so vibrant and colourful. It was wonderful.”

Kathleen called for a 60s-themed disco for her birthday party and celebrated with a colourful mocktail!