Shropshire

Centenarian Albrighton woman celebrates '25th birthday'

Jessie Lewis
Image caption Jessie Lewis worked as a teacher in Wolverhampton

A 100-year-old Shropshire woman has celebrated her 25th birthday, thanks to a leap year.

Jessie Lewis was born in Wolverhampton on 29 February 1912 and worked as a teacher in the city for over 20 years.

Her daughter Rosalind Bol, 66, said the family would be celebrating with a cake-cutting ceremony at her mother's residential home in Albrighton.

Members of the family have travelled from across the UK and around the world to celebrate the 25th birthday.

The youngest member of her family, her great granddaughter Jessica Rose Blake, was born on 13 January and named after Mrs Lewis.

Talking about her mother, Ms Bol said: "She's a very special lady, but she doesn't know what all the fuss is about. She's never liked big parties."

More on this story