Europe's oldest woman reaches 114





Great-great-grandmother Florrie Baldwin was in her 50s when the NHS was formed and had been a pensioner for more than a decade when Neil Armstrong took his first steps on the moon.

The centenarian, who became the oldest woman in Europe last year, celebrated the big day with her family, care home residents and the obligatory telegram from the Queen - her 11th.

Florrie, who was three when the Boer War broke out and married two years after the end of the First World War, lives at Radcliffe Gardens Nursing Home in Pudsey, West Yorks, and was joined by her her 89-year-old daughter Maisie Worsnop, two grandsons, great and great-great-grandchildren to mark her milestone year.



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