Lilian Priest celebrating her 111th birthday
|Birth:||7 November 1908|
Tredegar, Wales, UK
|Age:||111 years, 324 days|
Sarah Lilian Priest (born 7 November 1908) is a British supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group. She is currently the second-oldest living person in the United Kingdom, after Joan Hocquard.
Priest was born in Tredegar, Monmouthshire, Wales. She moved to Bournemouth at the age of 18 to work in a friend’s bed and breakfast for six months.
Priest was married and had at least one child: a daughter, Wendy. She used to play the piano and sing. At 106, she was no longer able to do so, but could still remember all the words to the songs she used to sing. She and her husband also did a lot of travelling.
Priest currently lives in a retirement home in Swanage, Dorset, England. She became a supercentenarian in November 2018.
- Oldest in Britain
- Birthday girl could be Swanage's oldest resident aged 106 Swanage & Wareham Voice, 13 November 2014
- Swanage Town Mayor Facebook (better source needed)
- Sarah Lillian (sic) Priest is one of the oldest people in the UK Bournemouth Echo, 10 November 2019