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‘I’m still as fit as anyone’ says Ralph, aged 110

07/07/2013

Picture shows Britains oldest man Ralph Tarrant  on his 110th Birthday in Sheffield, South Yorkshire enjoying his favourite drink scotch.

rossparry.co.uk / Chris Fairweather

07/07/2013 Picture shows Britains oldest man Ralph Tarrant on his 110th Birthday in Sheffield, South Yorkshire enjoying his favourite drink scotch. rossparry.co.uk / Chris Fairweather

Britain’s oldest man, Ralph Tarrant, of Broomhill, celebrated his 110th birthday and said: “I’m still as fit as anyone - apart from having a bit of a cough. I hope to get back to doing some walking.”

Ralph, who still lives independently in his own flat, held a party for four generations of his family at The Rutland Hotel, celebrating with a glass of his favourite Scotch whisky.

He became Britain’s oldest man in February, and he and wife Phyllis were Britain’s longest married couple, for 78 years, before Phyllis died two years ago aged 102.

The former insurance salesman spent later years hiking in the Peak District and travelling around the world.

Daughter Christine said: “He has also kept his mind active. He liked crosswords and reading, although his eyesight is not so good these days, and he still plays Scrabble and cards.”

 

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