'Oldest lady in Wickham Bishops' toasts 103rd birthday at her local

'Oldest lady in Wickham Bishops' toasts 103rd birthday at her local

'Oldest lady in Wickham Bishops' toasts 103rd birthday at her local

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A great-grandmother of nine hailed as the oldest lady in Wickham Bishops will celebrate her 103rd birthday today - with a tipple at her local pub.

Sylvia Blagrove, of Kelvedon Road, was born on 26 July 1911 and still visits the Chequers in The Street to be made a fuss of by the regulars.

Mrs Blagrove is affectionately known as 'Mach 2 Gran' after once flying at twice the speed of sound in a Concorde.

When asked what her secret was to reaching a ripe old age, she said: "It is good health, good friends and family - and being well looked after by my daughter in law Wendy."

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