Oldest woman in Weston?

A GREAT great grandmother who is believed to be the oldest woman in Weston was all smiles at her 106th birthday party.

A GREAT great grandmother who is believed to be the oldest woman in Weston was all smiles at her 106th birthday party.

Win Harvey, who lives at Madeira Lodge Residential Home in Birnbeck Road, has been described by the people who look after her as 'an inspiration to everyone'.

The former laundry worker, who was born in London but lived in Locking for many years, has two grandchildren, four great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.

Her husband Charles died in the 1960s and so she has been a widow for more than forty years. She has also outlived all of her three sisters, at least one of whom is thought to have been younger than her.


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Win moved from London to Elm Tree Road in Locking in 1968 with her son Sid, now aged 86, and daughter-in-law Bridget, who has since died. She then went to live at Madeira Lodge Residential Home seven years ago.

Her grandson John, aged 60, who lives in Orchard Road, Axbridge, said: "I haven't heard of anyone who is older than my grandmother in Weston. I think she is the oldest living person in town.

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"When she was younger she was quite lively but she is 106 years old and is getting frail now.

"However, at her birthday party there was music playing and she was moving herself around to it.

"I don't know what her secret is."

Residential home manager, Christine Rich, said: "Win has been an inspiration to everyone and is an absolute joy to look after."

* Do you know anyone who is older than 106 and is living in the area? Log onto www.thewestonmercury.co.uk and tell us all about it.

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