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Kathleen Atthill celebrated her 104th birthday yesterday with her favourite tipple Bell’s Whisky

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Well done Kathleen - 104 not out! Kathleen Atthill celebrated her 104th birthday yesterday (04 07) with her favourite tipple - Bell’s Whisky. Miss Atthill lives at St Clement’s Nursing Home, in Norwich, and swears by the health-giving properties of whisky which she has been drinking for more than 80 years.

To mark her formidable milestone, she received a congratulatory letter and certificate from Bells Whisky and a large bouquet of flowers from her Norwich solicitors Rogers and Norton. Staff, residents and their families joined in a chorus of Happy birthday To You and Maria Mathew, manager of the Kingsley Healthcare-run home in St Clement’s Hill, helped her blow out the candles on her cake. Miss Atthill who previously lived in Plumstead Road, devoted her life to looking after her parents and worked for a short while at Jarrold. Mrs Mathew said: “Kathleen came here nine years ago for end of life care but has now been here longer than any of our other residents. “She is very hard of hearing but is still a very happy person.

She loves her whisky and is very particular about the brand. “When the shop had sold out of Bell’s one time and I got her another make, she took one sip and told me, ‘this is not my brand’.” Miss Atthill had a lifelong passion for playing the piano and although she is no longer able to play still enjoys music.

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