Oldest living person is an ex pupil

It is always heart warming when ex pupils get on in life, and it is especially nice to hear of the progress of this special person

Mr Andrew Hooper from West Sussex recently got in touch with the school, and sent us this message, to which we all offer our congtatulations and good wishes:

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My Grandmother has been in the news recently as she is the oldest person in the UK and underwent a hip operations a few weeks ago at the age of 112 years:

 

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=gladys+hooper&ie=&oe=

 

Her Father ran a haulage business and was the first member of the public to cross Tower Bridge in 1894; having queued up all night with his horse and cart.  He was presented with a silver-topped cane by the Prince of Wales, Edward VII.

 

Some further details of my Grandmother’s local life are below:

 

London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906 - Gladys Ada Elizabeth Nash

 

Name:                                                          Gladys Ada Elizabeth Nash

Record Type:                                              Baptism

Baptism Date:                                           22 Feb 1903

Father's Name:                                         William John Nash

Mother's Name:                                       Ada Emily Nash

Parish or Poor Law Union:                      Hatcham Park All Saints

Borough:                                                     Lewisham

Register Type:                                           Parish Registers

 

1911 England Census

 

Name:                                                          Glady Nash

Age in 1911:                                               8

Estimated Birth Year:                               abt 1903

Gender:                                                       Female

Birth Place:                                                 London, United Kingdom

Civil Parish:                                                Deptford St Paul

County/Island:                                           London

Country:                                                      England

Street Address:                                         53 Hatcham Park Road, New Cross S E

Registration District:                               Greenwich

Registration District Number:                28

Sub-registration District:                         Deptford North

ED, institution, or vessel:                        28

Piece:                                                          2622

Household Members:            

 

Name                                           Age

 

William Nash                             30

Ada Nash                                    29

Gladys Nash                               8

Dolly Nash                                  5

William Nash                              3

Violet Nash                                 0

Rose Pilton                                 28

Edith Pilton                                 24

 


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