AN OSWESTRY woman has received a fifth birthday card from the Queen after celebrating her 105th birthday earlier this month.

Phyllis Rogers, who grew up in a cottage in Pant, now lives in Brook House care home in Morda where she celebrated her quiet but big day.

Phyllis was born in Llynclys Common and grew up with five brothers and two sisters.

Her mother died when she was only 13 years old which meant she had to bring up her younger siblings and cook and clean the house.

She was 19 years old when she married her husband Mr Edwards Roger who was a quarry man.

The couple had three children, a daughter Doreen and two sons, John, also known as Curly, and Richard.

She has eight grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and has two great great grandchildren.

One of her granddaughters, Sue Morris, said the birthday celebrations were really nice.

She said: “The staff members made her a beautiful birthday cake with candles on and they all came and sang happy birthday to her.

“She really does think the world of the staff at the home and they took her a beautiful arrangement of flowers and a card as well.”

A spokesman for Brook House said: “She came to us in October 2005 and people ask me about her from Pant all the time and people really remember her.

“She’s absolutely lovely and has always got a smile on her face and is happy to see everyone and she loves her food and a good cup of tea too.”

Granddaughter Sue added that her secret to such a long life is: “She always has a smile and is interested in everybody.

“When she was younger, she was a very regular chapel goer to the Pant Methodist Chapel, and she loves music and use to love playing the piano and the organ.”