No secret to a long life, Britain’s oldest man says

July 9, 2013 2:22 pm 0 comments Views: 314

Britain’s oldest man celebrated his 110th birthday party with his favourite tipple, a glass of whisky.


Britains oldest man Ralph Tarrant on his 110th Birthday in Sheffield

And Ralph Tarrant insisted there was no secret to living a long life, revealing that he smoked until he was 70 and still enjoys a drink.

The great great grandfather lives alone and still cooks for himself, and said he is determined to go on as long as he can.

“’I really don’t know what all the fuss is about, I’ve never really counted the years I’ve just got on with it,” he said.

“I don’t feel my age, certainly not in my head. I sometimes get a few aches and pains and I’ve been ill recently but I’m getting my strength back now. I’ll be happy as long as I can get about under my own steam and I can do that quite well now.”

Mr Tarrant, who served with the RAF during the war, reached another milestone last year as he and his late wife Phyllis, were Britain’s longest married couple after being married for 79 years. Phyllis died on New Year’s Day 2012, at the age of 102.

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