A centenarian celebrated yet another milestone as she reached 105 years old - and exclusively revealed her secret to looking young.

Family, friends and Brighton and Hove's deputy mayor Mohammed Asaduzzaman visited Beryl Trent on Thursday to celebrate her big day with a huge cake, flowers and a card from the King.

The Argus: Beryl with friends and familyBeryl with friends and family (Image: Place Farm House)

Beryl was surrounded by balloons as she spoke to The Argus about her incredible life so far.

She used to work for the Mayor of London as a secretary and said: "It was very posh, but they were very nice and down to earth. They were only human after all."

She used to be an avid golfer and tennis player, which she says has kept her joints in good shape. "The only thing I didn't do was swim, the water was too cold," she said.

The Argus: Beryl in the front room of the homeBeryl in the front room of the home (Image: Andrew Gardner / The Argus)

Beryl was born in Brighton but has travelled all over the world with her husband Edwin. Malta was her favourite country with its warm seas and rich history.

"I was very happy. I had a nice house and a husband. It seems like a dream now, I've had a good life. I can say that I've been there and done that," she said.

The Argus: Beryl with Deputy Mayor Mohammed AsaduzzamanBeryl with Deputy Mayor Mohammed Asaduzzaman (Image: Place Farm House)

"Edwin was a good man. I was so lucky. He worked as a solicitor in the city.

"I can't remember how we met, he just seems to have always been there."

The Argus: Beryl's birthday cakeBeryl's birthday cake (Image: Place Farm House)

The pair used to go dancing at ballrooms in the city. "We never stopped. I had a busy life," said Beryl.

And while she says her busy life has kept her fit and healthy since 1918 she says gin and tonic is what keeps her looking young.

"I can't say no to that," she said.

The Argus: Mandy Porter at Place Farm HouseMandy Porter at Place Farm House (Image: Andrew Gardner / The Argus)

Beryl has been in the care of the team at Place Farm House in Patcham for the last seven years, who give her round-the-clock care. Not that she needs it, however, as she is on no medication and still has all of her own teeth.

She said: "At the end of a life you don't expect much, but they are all so good."

Senior carer Mandy Porter said: "She is an amazing woman. Her 100th birthday was special and every year since has been.

"She was our first 100-year-old, and now our first 105-year-old."