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Florrie Baldwin

Florrie Baldwin

(Passed – 2010)

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Florrie Baldwin

Florrie Baldwin
(Passed – 2010)

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Florrie Baldwin

(Passed – 2010)
About Florrie
A tribute to Florrie Baldwin. Florence Emily Baldwin was, at the time of her death, the oldest living person in the United Kingdom and Europe.
Born Florence Davies in the Hunslet district of Leeds, she remembered the Boer War and, at the age of four, seeing Queen Victoria when she visited Leeds. In 1920, she married painter and decorator Clifford Baldwin and moved to Woodhouse. After his death in 1973, Florrie Baldwin lived alone until she was 105, still being able to put up curtains and clean windows. She then moved to Radcliffe Gardens, a nursing home in Leeds.
She credited her longevity to eating a fried egg sandwich every day. However doctors reputedly thought it could be due to her job as a clerk
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at an engineering firm for fifty years, which she retired from at the age of 75. The company was based on top a steep hill in Woodhouse, Leeds. "She would walk up that hill, come home at lunchtime and then back up it" commented a grandson. Florrie Baldwin's daughter believes her mother's longevity was due to no drinking, no smoking and hard work.
Florrie Baldwin passed away on the 9th May 2010 at the age of 114 years old. May she rest in peace.
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Florrie Baldwin

A tribute to Florrie Baldwin. Florence Emily Baldwin was, at the time of her death, the oldest living person in the United Kingdom and Europe.
Born Florence Davies in the Hunslet district of Leeds, she remembered the Boer War and, at the age of four, seeing Queen Victoria when she visited Leeds. In 1920, she married painter and decorator Clifford Baldwin and moved to Woodhouse. After his death in 1973, Florrie Baldwin lived alone until she was 105, still being able to put up curtains and clean windows. She then moved to Radcliffe Gardens, a nursing home in Leeds.
She credited her longevity to eating a fried egg sandwich every day. However doctors reputedly thought it could be due to her job as a clerk...

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