County's oldest resident dies aged 111

Shropshire's oldest resident, Hermione Cock, who sealed her place in the record books as one of only a handful of known super-centenarians in the world, has died.

County's oldest resident dies aged 111

The mother-of-three, grandmother of seven and great-grandmother of 12, passed away aged 111 at The Ferns Residential Home in Shrewsbury.

A family announcement said: "Sadly missed by all her family and friends."

Hermione, of Meole Brace, was born on March 1, 1904, in Wiltshire, but moved to Shropshire in the 1920s and lived in Whitchurch Road, Shrewsbury.

She met her husband James at a party and they married at St Mary's Church in 1928. Hermione became a housewife and looked after her children while James worked as a tanner in Barker Street.

After the war, the couple moved to Holyhead Road in Wellington, when James took a job at engineering company GKN Sankey.

They returned to Shrewsbury after he retired. James died in 1984 at the age of 79. She died on October 24.

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