Kitty grew up in Walworth, South London, and was the eldest of 11 children.
While working at a gas mantles factory during the Second World War, she met her husband and got married aged 21.
Kitty’s son Bob lives locally and joined in with his mum’s birthday celebrations.
Karen Russell, manager of Forest View, said: “Despite only being five-foot tall, Kitty is a big personality and great friend to residents and staff alike. We’re delighted to have celebrated her 100th birthday with her loved ones.”
Mrs Norris is also partial to a song and dance as she often recalls her favorite song, ‘Bobby’s girl’, which reminds her of her son who she dedicated so much of her life to looking after.