Born in Oldbury, West Midlands, Alfred lived for many years in Little Kineton where he owned a tyre recycling factory.

He was married to Florence for 60 years and the couple had two children.

As well as supporting West Bromwich Albion, Alfred loved horse racing and owned three successful steeple chasers in the 1970s, one of which was ridden by Irish racing legend Jonjo O'Neill.

Alfred also rubbed shoulders with the great and the good from the racing world like Sir Gordon Richards and Donald “Ginger” McCain, trainer of three time Grand National winner Red Rum.

Alfred will be joined by his two grandchildren, two great grandchildren and his close family for the big birthday party at a care home near Alcester on Saturday.

He is pictured with his son, Danny Weaver, left, his daughter-in-law, Angela Weaver, trainer Dan Skelton, centre, Mr Skelton’s wife, Angela, together with stable staff member Richard Carrington who’s seated on Midnight Tuesday.