Towering achievement for centenarian Lilian

Lillian with her granddaughter Eve Grace.

Lillian with her granddaughter Eve Grace.

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Towering achievement for centenarian Lilian

Great grandmother Lilian Florence Todd was born on October 15 1906 to Ada and Levi Todd. Mr Todd helped build Blackpool Tower during its construction in the 1890s. Her granddaughter Lisa Gallacher said that the secret to Lilian’s long life is in the genes, down to a feisty personality and a basic diet of eggs and fish. She said: “Longevity runs in the family as her parents both lived to their mid 90s and her sister Elsie lived until 104.

“I think she is one of the top 30 oldest people in Britain and the oldest person in the North West according to the website oldest people in Britain.”

She now lives at the Knowle Rest Home in Ashton, Preston. She is pictured with granddaughter Eve Grace.