Britain’s oldest person Gladys Hooper – who was born the same year the aeroplane was invented – has died at the age of 113. Mrs Hooper broke a Guinness World Record last year when she became the oldest person to undergo a hip replacement operation.
She and her late husband, Leslie married in 1922 but she was widowed in 1988 when Leslie, who was a pilot in the Flying Corps in the two world wars, died. Her son, Derek Hermiston, 85 confirmed she passed away at the nursing home where she lived in Ryde on the Isle of Wight. What a life!