Hilda Clulow on her 110th birthday
|Birth:||15 March 1908|
Birmingham, England, UK
|Death:||24 December 2019|
Redditch, England, UK
|Age:||111 years, 284 days|
Hilda Clulow was born in Selly Park, a suburb of Birmingham, England, UK, on 15 March 1908, as the third of six children. At the age of 16, she started working in a factory as a dressmaker. Her friends and neighbours supplied her with dressmaking materials.
In 1937, aged 29, she married Arthur Clulow and had an unreported number of children with him. The couple enjoyed riding on their tandem together, and enjoyed going on holiday to Blackpool and Cornwall.
Clulow retired at the age of 60. In her later years, she moved into a care home in Redditch, Worcestershire, England. She celebrated her 110th birthday in March 2018 with the staff and other residents of her care home, and the Mayor of her borough paid her a visit. At the time, she had six great-grandchildren.
Clulow became oldest living person in the United Kingdom following the death of 112-year-old Gwen Payne on 15 October 2019. She died on 24 December 2019 at the age of 111 years, 284 days.
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