Last Sunday, July 7, was a special day for Marlow's Evelyn ‘Lyn’ Glenn, as she celebrated her 100th birthday

The centenarian, who has been living in South Buckinghamshire for 30 years, had two parties to celebrate the milestone.

Mrs Glenn had her first shindig on her actual birthday at her daughter’s house in Marlow where she was surrounded by family, before having a second bash two days later at the town's White Lodge Care Home on Tuesday, July 9.

Roddy Ting, who is the managing director and owner of the care home told the Bucks Free Press: “Lyn was very excited to see her family on her birthday and she was ecstatic when she heard about the birthday party we put on for her on July 9.

“She was surrounded by friends and family where she showed everyone her birthday card from the queen.

“Lyn has really enjoyed herself and she is lovely to be around.”

Mrs Glenn was born on her grandparents' farm in Somerset to Mark and Lily Millard, before her family relocated to Wokingham three years later, as her relatives ran a dairy farm in the Berkshire town.

She was educated at Windsor Girls School before getting jobs working as a governess to a local family and as a telephonist in the Ascot telephone exchange.

During her time at the latter, she connected calls for hundreds of people which included King Edward VIII when he was at Fort Belvedere, which was his home in Windsor Great Park.

In 1942, whilst attending a dance, Mrs Glenn met her husband James, a RAF serviceman from Dundee with the two getting married two years later.

The two lived a happy life together and spent the last 30 years living in Bourne End, where they would tend their garden and allotment. 

They were also frequent travellers. 

But following James' death, Mrs Glenn has been living at the care home for the last four years.