‘Amazing’ Grace, formerly of Sidmouth, turns 111

Grace Jones

Grace Jones - Credit: Archant

A former Sidmouth resident who is now the sixth oldest person in the UK will mark her 111th birthday tomorrow (Saturday).

Apart from being a bit hard of hearing, ‘amazing’ Grace Jones is ‘spot on’ and looking forward to another card from the Queen.

Her daughter, Deirdre McCarthy, said: “She is always looking for the action – she gets involved in what’s going on. She’s not happy not doing anything. She’s blessed with good health and still very positive in her thinking.

“She has a little tot of whisky every day, and has done for 58 years. She never worries and always has home-cooked meals.”

After 12 years in Old Hayes, Grace moved to the Cotswolds to be near Deirdre her husband Patrick, who sadly died last year.


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To celebrate her birthday, Grace will be taking a trip to Buckland Manor for a reception and lunch, and then she will be having a party in her sheltered housing.

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