Former Headley Voluntary Care driver Philip Jarman had his 100th birthday celebrated during the group’s coffee morning at All Saints Church Centre in Headley.

Philip, of Headley Down, was born on August 29, 1922, and has attended the coffee mornings for 29 years.

Carole Wilson’s coffee team provided balloons for the event on August 25, Headley Fine Foods took along quiche bites, Jilly Dobinson baked a birthday cake and Johnny Wilson led Happy Birthday.

Both from Poole, Philip was in India and Burma in the Second World War while future wife Cora worked at Bletchley Park. She was 23 and he was 28 when they married in 1950.

Philip was financial director of Chef and Brewer while Cora’s home dressmaking service blossomed into two fashion boutiques. They had three children, John, Clare and Sarah.

They moved to Headley Down when Philip retired in 1982.

Gardener and swimmer Cora learned to build and furnish dolls’ houses while golfer Philip joined Headley Voluntary Care and drove people to medical appointments from 1993 to 2008.

Cora died in February 2022 and Philip told the coffee group she “would have loved” the party.

When Philip organised his 100th birthday party for 50 people at Hankley Common Golf Club, the guests included Tessa Dunlop, author of the 2015 book The Bletchley Girls – of which Cora is one of 16 people featured.