LEDBURY legend Dorothy "Dolly" Tow celebrated her centenary this week, and there were plenty of great memories to look back on and enjoy.

Mrs Tow turned 100 on January 12, and one big surprise was a video put together by Dolly’s family.

It showed them all singing alternative lyrics to the ABBA hit ‘Thank you for the music’, retitled ‘Thank you for a hundred’.

Her son, Graham Tow said: "Dolly is a Ledbury legend; a loyal and popular player at Ledbury Bowls Club for many years, as well as a past President of the Ledbury Amateur Dramatic Society (LADS).

"During the pandemic, she has learnt how to use technology for the first time, now using an iPad to chat to family and friends on FaceTime. She has also utilised this new technology to play Bridge, her favourite game, online, which has kept her mentally active throughout the pandemic."

On her birthday, a very special cake made by her granddaughter was delivered. Her son Graham, who is a part of Dolly’s support bubble, spent the day with her opening over 100 cards. She also received lots of flowers and gifts.

In the morning, BBC Midlands Today interviewed Dolly over Zoom to ask her about her day and this special video. Dolly and her family hope to celebrate properly in the summer, depending on restrictions but were glad to have gathered virtually to celebrate her special day.

Dolly and her son Graham then enjoyed a casserole lunch with champagne, followed by a flurry of phone calls wishing Dolly ‘Happy Birthday’.

She also had a group video call with her bridge friends in the afternoon.

Dolly is saying a big thank you to everyone for the cards and messages she has received.

Graham added: "She's going to have a well-earned rest after her significant day!"