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'Annie is incredible' – Celebrations at care home as one of the region's oldest residents turns 104

One of the region’s longest living residents has celebrated her 104th birthday.

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Annie Allen was celebrating her 104th birthday. Here she is pictured with her children: Chris Hayes, 65, Tony Allen, 78 and Cathy Silbermann, 67

Annie Allen, or ‘Nan’, was born on September 15, 1919, on Bryn Derw farm near the Welsh town of Llanfyllin.

She marked her special day yesterday surrounded by family and friends at The Croft Residential Home in Castlecroft, Wolverhampton.

Among those who helped her celebrate were daughters Christine Hayes and Cathy Silbermann and son Tony Allen.

Annie, who moved into the care home in 2020 shortly before the Covid pandemic, enjoyed a cake, buffet food and a singer was also invited to the care home for entertainment.

Christine's partner Marshall Hartley said that it was "incredible" that Annie had reached the age of 104.