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Sidney Grant displays his telegram from the King and Queen consort (Photo: Derby Telegraph)

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Jamaica-born Sidney Grant, who is living in Derby, United Kingdom, celebrated his 100th birthday on Friday, December 30 with a pub party that was attended by scores of his friends.

The Derby Telegraph reported that Grant is believed to be the city’s oldest Jamaica-born resident.

Sidney, who is known to friends as ‘Mr Grant’ or ‘Granty’, has been described by friends as an “absolutely brilliant” man, the publication reported.

People poured into the pub in Normanton called Vulcan Arms, which was decorated in bunting and balloons in Jamaica’s colours to celebrate Grant’s birthday with him.

Grant also received his telegram from the UK’s King Charles III and the Queen Consort to mark the occasion, which he also brought to the pub to share with the guests.

The local community planned and executed the event. Grant reportedly frequented the pub when he was much younger.

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