A woman from High Wycombe has recently celebrated her 100th birthday.

Eileen Walker, who was born on January 8, 1920 to Reginald and Alice Kemp, celebrated her milestone birthday with family friends where they enjoyed a fine array of food and drink, with Eileen showing off her telegram from the Queen.

The 100-year-old grew up on Totteridge Road and attended the Priory Road School where she studied Pitmans shorthand.

She later married her husband Bill on December, 23, 1939, where she moved to Waltham Abbey in London with her new in-laws and lived there throughout the war and blitz.

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Eileen's friends and family celebrating the milestone birthday

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During her time in London, she hid in the shelters when the capital was being bombed.

Ten years after the war, she and her husband bought their own house where Bill was employed by Broom And Wades in the town.

She travelled to London From High Wycombe daily to work in the British Road Transport Corporation, and in 1977, she was given a special award on the Queen’s Silver Jubilee for her services to the transport industry.

She has also had close connections with the town and was part of the Towns Women’s Guild.

Eileen is also an avid reader of the Bucks Free Press.