The Mayor of Wirral has sent a special birthday message to Wirral’s oldest resident on his 107th birthday.
Tom Peers was born in Leinster Street Birkenhead on 30 April 1913 and attended Brassey Street School before getting on his bike at the tender age of just 13 to become a full-time meat delivery boy.
After enlisting in the army at the outbreak of World War 2, he completed his training at Chetwynd in Prenton, before being stationed with the catering corps in North Africa and the Middle East.
After the war Tom returned to his job as a butcher, working for the Co-op in Grange Road for 50 years, living in nearby Ridley Street. On retiring he moved to Seacombe, where he stayed for 30 years, before recently moving to Riversdale nursing home in West Kirby.
Tom is the much-loved ‘head of the family’, which includes three children, seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
The Mayor of Wirral, Councillor Tony Smith, said:
“It’s always a great honour to visit Wirral’s Centenarians and personally wish them a very Happy Birthday.“Unfortunately, we’re not able to visit Tom on his very special birthday because of current visiting restrictions, so I’ve sent birthday greetings by video - which I think is a first for the borough - and made sure there’s a few glasses of his favourite tipple at Riversdale so his friends and the staff there can raise a glass to him on behalf of everyone in Wirral.”