Britain’s oldest person reveals secret of longevity  

12:46 • 17.09.18



 

Britain's oldest person is celebrating her 112th birthday today and has revealed the secret to her long life is a dram of whisky every day for the last six decades.


Grace Jones, known to her friends as 'Amazing Grace', reached the landmark age after the death of Olive Evelyn Boar, from Felixstowe, Suffolk, in August at the age of 113.


And, by coincidence, she also takes the title from another Grace Jones, a South Londoner, born 1899, who also died at the age of 113, in November 2013, the Daily Mail reports.


The new record holder however puts her longevity is down to a nightcap of Famous Grouse single malt whisky every evening for the last 62 years.


Mrs Jones, a Liverpudlian by birth, was born on September 16, 1906 - only five years after the death of Queen Victoria.


She has lived through 26 prime ministers and survived both world wars.


The mother-of-one, who lives in Broadway, Worcs, said: “I never miss my night cap. All I have is the whisky at night.


“Whisky is very good for you.


“I started having a nightly tot of it when I turned 50 so I've been having it every night for the last 60 years and I certainly have no intention of stopping now.


“My doctor said 'keep up with the whisky Grace, it's good for your heart”.

 

Grace Jones, 112 today, said: ''I never miss my night cap. All I have is the whisky at night.' 

 

She said marrying husband Leonard, 'a true gentleman', in 1933 aged 27 is her best memory

 

Grace Jones pictured in her twenties in the 1930's, she's known to friends as "Amazing Grace"

 

Grace on the right with her 80-year-old daughter Deirdre McCarthy 

 

For her birthday Grace Jones will enjoy lunch - and of course a customary glass of whisky





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