ONE of Warrington's oldest residents is recovering from coronavirus aged 102.

Mary Catterall, who celebrated her 102nd birthday at the end of February, tested positive for the virus last month.

Now, five weeks later, carers at Birch Court Care Home say she has 'pulled through the other side'.

Despite fears that the much-loved resident wouldn't make it, she is getting better and is back to her knitting.

Born February 27, 1918 in Widnes, Mary moved to Warrington aged four.

She left school aged 14 and went to work as a maid for the manager of Woolworths and his wife.

Mary also worked at Cockhedge Mill before moving to British Aluminium at Latchford Locks at the start of the second world war.

During her twenties, Mary enjoyed singing and dancing in a band.

In 1943, she married Richard who she met while working at Rubery Owen.

Together they had one daughter, Edith and were happily married for 35 years before Richard died in 1978.

Mary has three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.