A WOMAN from Redditch has been celebrating after reaching 102 years of age today (Monday, February 22).

Molly Fisher, from Oakenshaw, received a bouquet of flowers from her church to mark the special milestone.

Mrs Fisher is the oldest member of Emmanuel Church in Redditch and enjoys the services and warm fellowship she finds there.

Her friend Debbie Burrows, who sang Happy Birthday to her outside her home, says she is a "marvellous lady with a great sense of humour".

The birthday girl was presented with the bouquet of flowers from the church by her friend Sarah Leeson.

Mrs Fisher was born in 1919 and brought up in Birmingham - leaving school at 14 to work for Cadbury’s.

She says the company looked after their workers and Dorothy Cadbury, once director of the company, would sometimes give her a lift home in her car after work.

During the war, Mrs Fisher worked in a munitions factory making cordite sticks for the ack-ack guns. In 1942 she married her late husband Walter.

When asked what she attributed her long life to, Mrs Fisher said: “I have a wonderful God to help me.”

She still lives independently, cooks for herself, and also does light housework around her bungalow.

She enjoys a joke and a chat with her many friends and family. She also enjoys reading, and knitting prayer squares .

Over the last few years she has knitted hundreds of these brightly coloured little squares which have the shape of the cross knitted into them so that it can be seen and felt.

She says a little prayer over each one and they have brought comfort and inspiration to many people. They are used by the chaplaincies in Alexandra Hospital in Redditch and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.