SHE WAS born just days before the start of World War One.

Hilda Wallis celebrated her 105th birthday surrounded by family and friends at Northlands House Care Home on Westrow Road, Southampton.

Hilda was born in Lewisham on July 7, 1914, before moving to Hampshire and has lived through one centenary, two world wars, four monarchs and 24 Prime Ministers.

Hilda received her second birthday card from the Queen and celebrated her birthday with sandwiches, tea and cake.

Hilda and her family and friends enjoyed the sunshine outside and ate party food in a decorated room of the care home.

A total of four generations from one family celebrated with the 105-year-old, including two of her brothers.

A former secretary of the Southampton Allotment and Garden Society enjoys singing and making tapestries.

The mother-of-three also has four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She grew up in Lewisham and moved to Hampshire in 1940 after marrying husband William, a gardener who went on to make Spitfire planes during the Second World War.

Sadly, William passed away in the early 2000s.

Hilda was a nurse during the war but spent most of her life as a housewife.

Hilda's birthday follows the birthday of Hampshire's oldest man who turned 111 in March.

Bob Weighton was reported previously to be Hampshire's oldest resident, born on March 29, 1908.