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1955: At 107 on Housewive's Choice

Updated: Dec 4, 2023

Mrs Eliza Luckett (107), celebrated her birthday in good style at Cuckfield Hospital. The television camera was in the Lindfield Ward to see her cut her birthday cake. A request number 'The Baby's Dimple' was played for her on the BBC programme Housewives' Choice and in another programme, a Strauss polka was played in her honour. After a bacon and egg breakfast she enjoyed a glass of brandy, and throughout the day gifts arrived. A telegram from the Queen congratulated Mrs Luckett, who formerly lived at Wivelsfield.

West Sussex Gazette & South Of England Advertiser, 17 November 1955

Foonote:Woman dies at 107

Mrs Elisa Lockett, believed to be the oldest woman in Britain, died at Cuckfield, Sussex, Hospital yesterday, aged 107. Birmingham Daily Post, 12 May 1956

Photo: Shopping window in St.Gallen, Switzerland, Vacuums. Wikimedia public domain image.

Contributed by Malcolm Davison.

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