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Hilda Clulow
Hilda Clulow
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
Country: UK Flag UK
Unvalidated
Hilda May Clulow (née Heath; 15 March 1908 – 24 December 2019) was a British supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). She was the oldest living person in the United Kingdom at the time of her death.

Biography

Early Life

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.

Later Life

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.

References


United Kingdom's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Jane Raby • Frances Smith • William Walker • Ann Russell • Eliza Roff • Ellen Palmer • Rachel MacArthur • Rachel Swain • Mary Davey • Thomas Pope • John Christian Francklow • Rebecca Lees • Sarah Fitt • Elizabeth Sellwood • Matilda Coppins • Elizabeth Whitehead • Emma Rooke • Margaret Lunn • Sarah Humphrey • Caroline Beale • Fanny Hopkins • Elizabeth Etheridge • Sophia Wellstead • Rhoda Harris • Emma Weeks • Edith Grellier • Mary WorthingtonJane Stoneman • Ellen Dart • Elizabeth Kensley • Hannah Smith • John Mosley Turner • Ada Roe • Alice Stevenson • Elizabeth Watkins • Frederick Butterfield • Rose Heeley • Agnes Helyar • James Harrow • Sarah Morgan • Lilias Williams • Florence Pannell • Jeanetta Thomas • Alice Brewster • Anna Eliza Williams • Kate Begbie • Charlotte Hughes • Daisy Adams • Rebecca Hewison • Annie Scott • Rachel Wieselberg • Lucy Jane Askew • Annie Jennings • Eva Morris • Amy Hulmes • Nellie Bradley • Gladys Hawley • Lucy d'Abreu • Edith Ingamells • Emmeline Brice • Annie Knight • Ada Mason • Florrie Baldwin • Eunice Bowman • Annie Turnbull • Elsie Steele • Margaret Fish • Violet Wood • Grace A Jones • Ethel Lang • Gladys Hooper • Bessie CammOlive BoarGrace C JonesGwen PayneHilda ClulowJoan Hocquard and Bob Weighton

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