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Thursday, 20 February 2020

Britain's oldest person dies aged 111

Britain's oldest person who was born when a loaf of bread cost just 1p has died at the age of 111.


Hilda Clulow passed away peacefully on Christmas Eve with her family and friends by her side at her care home in Redditch, Worcs.

She was born on March 15, 1908 – only seven years after the death of Queen Victoria. It was also the year London first hosted the Olympic games, the boy scout movement was founded and when a loaf of bread cost just 1p.

Hilda, who will "never be forgotten", lived through 27 prime ministers, five monarchs and survived both world wars.

Last March she celebrated her 111th birthday with a 1940s-themed party.

The oldest person in the UK now is believed to be 111-year-old Bob Weighton who was born in Hull on March 29, 1908.

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