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Great family gathering for Enid, 100

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More than 20 family members celebrated the 100th birthday of a Leicester great-grandma.

Enid Hunt was joined in the celebration of her special day by sons Terry, 63, and Peter, 60, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren at Meadows Court care home, in Old Church Street, Aylestone, Leicester, on Sunday.

Mrs Hunt, who was born in Tamworth, moved with her mother, two sisters and three brothers to Swaffham, in Norfolk, after their father, a Coldstream Guardsman, was killed in the First World War.

She eventually moved to Leicester where, during the Second World War, she delivered bread for Frears and Blacks, before going on to work in the hosiery trade.

Mrs Hunt and late husband Alf, who died in 1977, at the age of 67, lived in Eyres Monsell, in the city, from the early 1950s.

Son Terry, of Eyres Monsell, aid: "She's the last one of the Herbert line still alive. Her sister died last February two or three days before her 101st birthday.

"She had a card from the Queen and Iain Duncan Smith from the Department of Work and Pensions. When I showed her the card from the Queen she said, 'who's that?', and when I told her, she loved it.

"My dad was a bird breeder and they used to go to various shows. Her family always came first and the home put on a nice party for her."


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