Great Britain’s Oldest Person Dies at the Age of 111

Hilda Clulow, aged 111

The oldest person in Great Britain has died at the age of 11.

It has been announced the Hilda Clulow passed away on Christmas Eve last year. She was surrounded by her friends and family at her care home in Redditch, Worcester. Hilda had lived through 27 different Prime Ministers and survived both world wars.

She was born on March 15, 1908. In the same year, London first hosted the Olympic games, the boy scout movement was founded and a loaf of bread cost just 1p. Additionally, Queen Victoria died just 7 years prior to the birth of Hilda.

Mrs Clulow spent over 50 years of her life retired, after working as a dress maker at a factory in Balsall Heath, Birmingham.

With the passing of Hilda, the oldest person in the UK is now thought to be 111-year-old Bob Weighton – born March 29, 1908 in Hull.

Paying tribute to Mrs Clulow, Jackie Hayden, care assistant at her care home, said: “Hilda changed everyone’s life within the home.

“I don’t feel that she truly knew how much she was loved, although we made sure we told her every day.

“After she lost her speech Hilda would play us up by pulling faces at her dinners, I used to say ‘do you not like it?’ and again she would pull a face, she never pulled faces at the puddings mind.

“I used to ask her if I was her favourite carer and she would smile and nod. Then I would hear another carer ask her the same and she would respond in the same way.

“I’d would walk in and say that I thought it was me, she would just wink at grin at me. She was always making us smile.

“We all loved her and were very proud of her.”

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