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People who are 100

Those glorious Centenarians celebrating their 100th year on earth

People who are 100

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Britain's oldest man has died at the age of 110 years and 63 days. Former church minister Reg Dean lived through two world wars and 24 British prime ministers. Mr Dean, who was born in Staffordshire on 4 November 1902, died on Saturday at his home in Wirksworth, Derbyshire, his friend John Neaum said.

Having celebrated his 102nd birthday sprightly Darrell Love has had more hot meals than most. But in revealing his secret to staying fit and healthy it is one in particular that he puts down to long life. That's because for more than five decades the centenarian has tucked into five roast dinners a week. Fit Darrell can not get enough of chicken roast dinners having eaten one every week day since 1958.

At the age of 102 Nora Hardwick posed naked as Miss November for a charity calendar. "They couldn't get enough ladies for the 12 months… It was very tastefully done. I had a pink tulle scarf to hide the bits and pieces." Born in November 1905, Mrs Hardwick has devoted her whole life to her local community as postmistress of Ancaster village in Lincolnshire. A member of the parish council for 35 years, she has helped raise enough money to buy playing fields for the local children.

One thing centenarians do appear to have in common is their desire to keep living life. Nina Jackson, 103, defies age. "I don't feel any different, sometimes I feel 50, sometimes younger still," says Mrs Jackson. Her advice to all would-be centenarians - adapt to change and do not dwell on the past.

At the age of 100 Peggy Hovell is still driving in life's fast lane. "I just love driving and I like driving fast," says the centenarian, who used to drive a van and deliver groceries during World War II. What a woman.

100-year-old Mary Augusta Edwards is believed to be the longest-serving school governor in the UK. Mary from Bethel, Anglesey, is also thought to be the UK's oldest community councillor. Mrs Edwards, who ran her late husband's GP surgery, has served at Bodorgan School for 75 years and was awarded the MBE back in 1974.

Bless her heart, at 100 she's Britain's oldest gamer. Nice PR for Nintendo too!

This chap's a doctor and still practising at the grand old age of 100. What a legend!

A leap year lady (just like my nan) - although she's 25 today and my nan's only 20. Happy birthday Margaret!

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    Elisir Restaurant

    Happy Birthday!!!

Rupert Murdoch's mum is 102. I should rename this board 'people who are 100 or more'.

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    H P

    I stand corrected, i've just seen on Twitter that she turned 103 this week.

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Tom's Nan, whose 100th birthday party I had the honour to attend, along with the local mayor. Happy birthday Florrie!