A HEREFORDSHIRE woman has celebrated her 101st birthday with a whopping 190 cards.

Violet Evans, was born on March 20, 1922, near Leominster, where she grew up with her two sisters and one brother. 

After working as a cook during the war in a converted camp caring for wounded soldiers in Malvern, Mrs Evans went on to marry her late husband Bob in 1945, after the war came to an end.

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The couple lived at home in Shobdon with her parents for a while as no houses were available before moving to their marital home in Kington in 1947, where they raised twins, Mary and the late David.

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Mrs Evans moved to The Forbury residential home in February 2020, where staff said she and daughter Mary are "very much loved".

And staff were overwhelmed by the number of cards Mrs Evans received on her special day, with cards coming from far and wide, including from pupils at Leominster's schools, 

A spokesperson for The Forbury said: "We would like to thank everyone who was kind enough to take the time and send Violet a card. Her daughter Mary Lewis said Herefordshire really does care! Happy birthday to a very special lady."