A woman celebrated her 106th birthday today.

Hilda Davis from Tallis House in Neal Court, Waltham Abbey, celebrated with friends family and staff.

The mother-of-six is the oldest person in Tallis House and has 16 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren with a third expected soon.

Her daughter Wendy Hack, 78, from Roundhills, Waltham Abbey paid tribute to her mother.

She said: “She’s always been a family lady and looked after us very well in the war.”