Dorothy Baldwin
Dorothy Baldwin
Dorothy Baldwin at the age of 111
Birth: 8 February 1902
Nottingham, England
Death: 1 January 2014
Nottingham, England
Age: 111 years, 327 days
Country: United Kingdom UK

Dorothy Baldwin (8 February 1902 – 1 January 2014) was a British supercentenarian whose age is validated by the Gerontology Research Group.[1] At the time of her death, she was the second-oldest living person in the UK behind Ethel Lang.


Baldwin was born in Carrington, Nottingham, England. She attended High Pavement School, where she enjoyed studying history and geography, before starting work a week before the end of the First World War.[2]

Baldwin worked as a cashier for London City and Midland Bank, remaining there for 38 years. Having had piano lessons from an early age, Baldwin played for the Nottingham Symphony Orchestra and later became an associate of the London College of Music.[2]

Baldwin never married, and had no siblings. She remained in her own home until the age of 104. She also drove a car until she was in her 80s.[2]

Baldwin died on 1 January 2014, having fought an infection in the weeks leading up to her death.[3]


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