Muriel reaches magical milestone

Muriel Gillespie, of The Farthings care home in Little Bispham, who celebrated her 105th birthday on Tuesday
Muriel Gillespie, of The Farthings care home in Little Bispham, who celebrated her 105th birthday on Tuesday

Doctors may not agree, but it seems the secret to a long life is a drop of whisky or sherry every so often.

Staff caring for Muriel Gillespie, who turned 105 on Tuesday, claim she swears by her favourite liquor.

Born in Blackpool in 1908, Mrs Gillespie had no children but longevity runs in her family and her only sister, Marian, lived to the grand old age of 95.

Sheena Cook, matron of the Farthings Care Home in Cleveleys, said: “Muriel loves a drink of sherry or whisky in moderation and does not believe in watering whisky down!

“She was a hairdresser and did not have any children but loves to see other people’s children when they visit.”

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