A GREAT great grandfather has finally celebrated his 102nd birthday two months late but with a visit from his great-great-grandson who is 100 years his junior.

Cyril Phelps, a retired Rolls Royce engineer, celebrated his birthday in lockdown in the care home where he lives on September 27. Due to Covid-19 restrictions he had been unable to see his family - who live in Yate - face to face since March.

But following the installation of a new family pod at his care home, visits with family have become possible - and on Sunday daughter Megan and son Oliver, 22-months, popped along.

Cyril, has maintained his independence, driving his own car until his mid-90s and taking a road trip across Scotland and Ireland, sleeping in a tent at the ripe age of 94.

Cyril married Eileen Phelps and they had two children. He now has seven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren, including Oliver.

Oliver’s mum Megan said the family enjoyed a big celebration for her great-grandfathers 100th birthday but were sad his 102nd was spent in the care home.

Megan said: “Being able to visit my great-grandad again is just amazing. It’s been so sad not being able to cuddle him but it is so lovely that we can now stand inside a pod and speak with him. Oliver loves his great-great-grandad, so having the opportunity to just be able to sit there and talk for a while so he’s not lonely is so lovely!”