Lifelong Slough resident and great-grandmother Jan Nyman is celebrating her upcoming 80th birthday by undertaking a 'bucket list' of challenges - despite suffering a painful spinal condition.

Mrs Nyman, of Lower Cippenham Lane, Cippenham suffers from Spondylitis, which causes painful inflammation of the spine.

But last week she joined her son-in-law scaling the famous 02 Arena - formerly the Millennium Dome - 30 feet above the auditorium where Led Zeppelin, Beyonce and Prince performed and the 2012 Olympic show was staged.

She teamed up with her son-in-law David Barlow to make the popular climb.

She said: "I got 30 feet up and said I can't do it. But David said 'of course you can do it'. I got cross and said 'don't tell me what to do' and was fine after that."

Her daughter Debbie Brown said: "Afterwards I got her a triple Bacardi and Coke and I have never seen a woman enjoy a drink so much."

Mrs Nyman is a veteran of the Cippenham Royal British Legion, closely involved with the annual poppy appeal.

She worked at Slough's old Thames Valley University as a chef's assistant on its catering courses, while her late husband Maurice 'Mog' was a busy local builder and plumber.

She has three great-grandchildren.

She said: "My husband died in his 60s. He had a bucket list too but only had time to achieve two "I thought I'm not going to wait for that."

She has also gone up in the London Eye, tried out the self-driving pods in Greenwich and travelled on the Ganges River in India.