Britain's oldest person, a great-grandmother-of-11, dies aged 113

Britain's oldest person, a great-grandmother-of-11 who was renowned for her roast dinners, has passed away aged 113. 

OIive Evelyn Boar was alive during the reign of five monarchs, 22 prime ministers, and survived two world wars.

Mrs Boar, the country's 10th oldest ever person, witnessed the invention the television when she was just 21.

The former seamstress was born on September 29 in 1904.

She met and married her late husband Claude Boar in 1932 and the couple bought their house in Ipswich, Suffolk, in the same year for the price of £300. She remained living in that same house up until 2013.

Britain's oldest person, OIive Evelyn Boar, has died aged 113. The great-grandmother-of-11 embraced changes but favoured doing 'everything by hand' and never had an automatic washing machine

Britain's oldest person, OIive Evelyn Boar, has died aged 113. The great-grandmother-of-11 embraced changes but favoured doing 'everything by hand' and never had an automatic washing machine

Despite being internationally known as Britain's oldest resident, her son Robin, 73, told the local

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