Anthony celebrated her 100th birthday at Kynaston Retirement
Home on Saturday, 1st October 2005 with Champagne and
a telegram from Queen Elizabeth II.
Emily Anne Walker, on 1st October 1905, in Commercial
Road, Hereford, Anne was one of five children. She was
brought up in the 'St. James' area of the city.
seems to be a family gene as Anne's mother lived to the
ripe old age of 99 and she has a 93 year old brother,
Jack Walker, who lives in Abergavenny.
her younger days, Anne was a keen cyclist and belonged
to the 'Wheelers', a cycling club. She was also a member
of St. John Ambulance.
first job was as a chamber maid at the Castle Pool Hotel
and she worked later at both 'Masons' and 'Marchants',
both local grocery shops.
1942, she became employed by British Rail, in the offices
at Barton Sidings, where she met Joe Anthony. In the mid
1950s, Joe became her husband and the couple lived at
Yatton, near Much Marcle, with her mother and her brother,
returned to Hereford after Joe's death in the late 1970s
but went into care in 1997, following a fall.