A RETIRED baker who lived through two world wars has celebrated her 105 th birthday.
Elizabeth 'Betty' Herring, a resident of Clare House, in Harefield Road, Uxbridge, was born back in 1906, in Hackney, east London.
On her birthday on March 17, she received another special card from The Queen, congratulating her on reaching such a grand age.
Elizabeth spent her life managing a bakery shop and didn't retire from there until 72, and lived independently until 101.
She had four brothers and two sisters, who have all passed away, along with husband Sidney, a fire officer of world war two in 1928.
The couple went onto have two daughters and a son together, and she now has seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Cathy Gibbs, activity co-ordinator at Clare house, said: "We are delighted to share this special occasion with Elizabeth. It is really amazing that she has lived through two World wars and must have seen many changes over the years, she really is a wonderful lady."
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