100-year-old has lived in same house since 1937

PUBLISHED: 16:00 03 June 2012

100 year old Kathleen Francis.

100 year old Kathleen Francis.

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▲ A WOMAN who has lived in a Somerset village since 1937 has reached an even more impressive number – 100 years old.

Kathleen Francis celebrated her century on May 26 with 50 friends and family members at the Old Schoolroom in Badgworth Lane, Badgworth.

It is the same road she has lived in since before the outbreak of World War Two and the same road her daughter Betty White, aged 56, has lived in all her life.

Ms White said: “Kathleen is very upbeat and positive, and very independent.

“She has always worked hard too, she volunteered at Badgworth Court old people’s home for 30-odd years. By the time she retired, she was older than some of the people she was caring for.

“I am very proud of her and she’s proud of herself too.”

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