CELEBRATIONS were in order for a woman from Oswestry who turned 100 on Monday.

Maureen Williams, who is a resident at New Fairholme care home in Shrewsbury Road, has received her card from the Queen and a telegram from the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Amber Rudd, commemorating her special birthday.

Members of staff and her family – daughters Sandy and Sue and son-in-law Phil – helped mark the occasion with a small party which included food and bubbly and the presenting of gifts and a balloon to Maureen who has been a resident at the home since December 2017.

Born in Knocknagree in Ireland on July 15, 1919, Maureen is the second eldest and only surviving sibling who had five children – three daughters and two sons.

She has lived in Shropshire since 1965 after living in countries all around the world including Pakistan, Cyprus and Germany because of her late husband Colin – who she was married to for more than 50 years – being in the Royal Air Force.