My mother Mary Habershon moved into Ludlow in 1996 and settled happily enjoying the company, the church, the walk to the shops and the greeting she received when she arrived at each one.

Ludlow was wonderful. Having welcomed my mother you then all looked after her as she grew older. The tact, kindness and care that was shown to her allowed her to live independently until she fell and needed hospital treatment.

Thank you all so much. To Shakeela who did her hair every week, Boots the Chemist who were kind and helpful, Ian and Charlie at Walls the Butchers, Mrs Cooke, Keith the milkman, Sally and Margaret in the Wool Shop, Lloyds Bank, the Portcullis Surgery, Mrs Grice the dentist and many others.

So many people would stop for a chat, and her neighbours kept a tactful eye on her.

She died peacefully and gently on January 31 at Oldfields Residential Home where she was cared for and looked after so very well by all the staff and the local Doctors.

How lucky we are to have such a caring community.

Again, thank you all so very much.