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A HAMPSHIRE author and poet whose earliest memory is the night World War One ended has celebrated her 102nd birthday.
Joan Stephens shared her recollections as family and friends gathered for her party in Lymington.
Born in Pennington village in August 1912, Joan was six years old on the day the momentous news came through that the Armistice had been signed.
The evening of 11 November 1918 saw spontaneous street parties and festivities break out across Britain and France.