It was a trip down memory lane for Sarah Milthorpe as she marked her 106th birthday by visiting her old school and village yesterday.
Sarah was joined by her four children and other family members on a tour of Oakthorpe, near Ashby, where she grew up, Donisthorpe School, which she attended, and Donisthorpe's parish church, where she was married.
At the school, Sarah was invited to an assembly and the children sang happy birthday.
She was presented with a birthday card and a bunch of flowers at the church.
Her granddaughter Rachel Cook, 45, of Groby Road, Leicester, said: "It was so emotional at the school when all the children sang to her, and it was lovely at the church, too."
Sarah, who was born in 1907, was one of 10 children brought up on a smallholding raising pigs. She was married to her late husband Frederick when she was 21 and her family now includes nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She lives at Preston Lodge, in Leicester, but lived independently until the age of 102.
Sarah said: "I put my old age down to living off the land when I was growing up."